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Turkish Protests

Report: Turkish Jets Hit Kurdish Rebel Targets

AP | SUZAN FRASER and DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 12.14.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes have struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in southeastern Turkey, media reports said Tuesday, the first ...

Turkish Police Tear Gas Crowds Marking Anniversary Of Protest Wave

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — Police used tear gas and water cannon on Saturday to push back crowds of protesters who defied a warning by Turkey's prime minister ...

Turkish Authorities Detain 18 Over Mine Disaster

By DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — In the face of widespread anger over Turkey's worst mining disaster, prosecutors arrested three people, including a company manager,...

Violent Clashes Between Riot Police And Protesters Mark May Day In Istanbul

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

* Central Istanbul square under security lockdown * Protesters throw fireworks and fire bombs on fringes * Police use te...

Berkin Elvan Honored In Powerful Full-Page New York Times Ad

Posted 03.14.2014 | World

A full-page advertisement seeking justice for the death of Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a police teargas canister during ...

Young Boy's Death Triggers New Protests In Turkey

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2014 | World

* Latest pre-election woe for embattled PM Erdogan * Fifteen-year-old boy dies after 9 months in coma * Islamic cleric G...

Turkey's Women Need Unity in Diversity

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

I personally saw many covered women who first supported the Gezi protests, when they became an open target of angry and violent crowds just because they chose to wear pious clothes, felt a threat to their lifestyle and remained quiet, fearing they would lose their democratic right to wear what they want.

Turkish PM Praises Police 'Heroism' Amid Protests

AP | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's prime minister has brushed off criticism by human rights groups and some European countries, insisting police officers...

Turkish Police Detain 13 More In Protest Raids

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's state-run agency says police have detained 13 more demonstrators suspected of involvement in violence during protests ...

'Standing Man' Protest Spreads Across Turkey

Agence France Presse | Karim Talbi | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

A man stood still in Istanbul's Taksim Square: silent, staring straight ahead, he had not moved for hours.His peaceful action, on the square that poli...

Striking Workers Face Off With Police In Turkish Capital

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

By Jonathon Burch and Daren Butler ANKARA/ISTANBUL, June 17 (Reuters) - Turkish riot police backed by water cannon faced off with arou...

Turkish Police Crack Down On Protest Revival

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — Riot police cordoned off streets, set up roadblocks and fired tear gas and water cannon to prevent anti-government protesters from co...

WATCH: Turkish Protesters Sing Stirring Song From 'Les Mis'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

Turkish protesters recently sang a powerful rendition of "Do You Hear The People Sing?" from the popular Broadway musical, "Les Miserables," at Taksim...

Turkish Lawyers Storm Out Of Courthouses Over Police Treatment

AP | Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — Turkey's government on Wednesday offered a first concrete gesture aimed at ending nearly two weeks of street protests, proposing a re...

Turkish PM To Meet Taksim Protesters

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Police and protesters retrenched Wednesday after punishing overnight clashes in Istanbul's Taksim Square - an uncertain hiatus befor...

Social Media Fuels Protests In Turkey

The Media Line | Steve Dorsey | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

By Steve Dorsey/The Media Line ISTANBUL, Turkey – In between the boisterous chants calling for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's resignation,...

Turkish PM Condemns Protesters As 'Handful Of Looters'

AP | SUZAN FRASER and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — In a series of increasingly belligerent speeches to cheering supporters Sunday, Turkey's prime minister demanded an end to the ...

PHOTO: Turkish Protesters Ad Appears In NY Times

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media

A full-page ad supporting anti-government protesters in Turkey appeared in the front section of the New York Times on Friday. Earlier this week, a...

What the 'Chapulling' Movement Means for the Future of Turkey

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

If the chapulling movement protesters remain peaceful citizens uninvolved in party politics and continue to make their demands in a peaceful way, they can be effective in reshaping the fabric of society. That would mean a new era for Turkey.

Official: Police Officer Dies During Turkish Protests

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — Turkey's prime minister took a combative stance on his closely watched return to the country early Friday, telling supporters who thr...

Turkish PM To Return To Country Amid Protests

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

By Nick Tattersall and Parisa Hafezi ISTANBUL/ANKARA, June 6 (Reuters) - Turkish police clashed with demonstrators overnight ahead of ...

Shepard Fairey Portrait Of Turkish Leader

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

Street artist extraordinaire Shepard Fairey has issued a response to the ongoing protests in Turkey. The graphic designer released a portrai...

PHOTO: Turkish Protesters Take Out Full Page NY Times Ad

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media

A small group of individuals in the U.S. claiming to represent anti-government protesters in Turkey raised enough money to take out a full page ad in ...

Fresh Clashes Erupt In Turkey Despite Apology

Agence France Presse | Ceren Kumova | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

Fresh clashes erupted in Turkey early Wednesday as protesters defied a government plea to end days of unrest, the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minis...

Turkish Artists Respond To Protests

ARTINFO | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

As protests fill the streets of Turkey -- and the news internationally -- how are the nation's artists responding? This morning, ARTINFO spoke with Tu...