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Protests Do The Impossible: Unite Istanbul's Soccer Teams

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and EZGI AKIN | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

ISTANBUL -- The protests in Turkey have accomplished the seemingly impossible: uniting fans of Istanbul's three bitterly rival soccer teams. Normally...

Tahrir's Lesson for Taksim: Police Brutality Unites Battle-Hardened Soccer Fans

James Dorsey | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
James Dorsey

If there is one lesson Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should have drawn from the popular revolts that toppled four Arab leaders and sparked civil war in Syria in the last two years, it is that police brutality strengthens protesters' resolve.

Women Fill Soccer Stadium After Men Banned

Posted 11.21.2011 | Sports

By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey -- After watching more than 41,000 women and children cheering wildly and waving club-colored flag...

Ladies Night: Turkish Soccer Bans Men From Attending Games

Posted 11.20.2011 | Sports

BY SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey tried a new approach to curbing crowd violence at soccer games – kick out all the men...

Fenerbahce-Trabzonspor RIOT: Soccer Fans Rampage In Istanbul (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Soccer fans in Turkey rioted on Sunday after a match between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor. The Turkish Super League match ended in a 1-1 draw and as a r...

Turkish Women Play Soccer Skirting Religion And Convention

GlobalPost | Nichole Sobecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Out on the field she's skilled: She deftly maneuvers the ball across the field, and her coach describes her as a solid teammate. But for Cansu Topcu, ...