Tag archive for ‘Turkey’
By Editorial Team On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Iraq’s Kurds Begin Oil Exports To Turkey

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz speaks at a news conference in Ankara on January 2 Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says that crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan has started flowing through a new pipeline that More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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‘Last warning’: Turkey PM Erdogan vows to clear Taksim of ‘troublemakers’

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara June 11, 2013 (Reuters / Umit Bektas) “Our patience More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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Turkish police oust Taksim protesters with tear gas as Erdogan cheers removal of ‘rags’

Hundreds of Turkish police clashed with protesters after taking over Taksim Square in Istanbul. The raid allowed removal of barricades and banners. PM Erdogan praised the troops for removing the ‘rags’ as he More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, June 9th, 2013
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In Turkey, Rival Soccer Fans Unite, Join Antigovernment Protests

A fan relaxes in a burned-out minibus. Beer is a hot commodity in the square, where many protesters are angry that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tried to restrict alcohol sales. A popular chant More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, June 9th, 2013
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The ‘Marxist Muslims’ Of Taksim Square

Muslim anticapitalist Emin Albayra has found common cause with secular demonstrators on Istanbul’s Taksim Square. By Glenn Kates A bagpipe squeals over Taksim Square as a ring of demonstrators dances merrily More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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‘PM who takes things personally’: Erdogan to demolish park despite protests

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AFP Photo / Farouk Batiche) Turkey’s PM has vowed that development of Taksim Square will go ahead, despite ongoing protests. Tayyip Erdogan made the remark in Tunisia, More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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What’s Really Fueling The Turkish Protests?

By Charles Recknagel In a photo adopted by protesters as a symbol of their struggle, a Turkish policeman uses tear gas against a woman during a rally in Taksim Square in central Istanbul on May 28. Ostensibly, More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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Tear gas as thousands return to Taksim Square in Istanbul

Protestors hold banners on Taksim square on June 2, 2013. (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic) Police again used tear gas after thousands of protesters flocked back to Istanbul’s Taksim Square and gathered in other Turkish More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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‘Why were police so angry?’: Turkish protesters slam police brutality, return to Taksim Square

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party on June 1, 2013. (AFP Photo / Adem Altan) Over the weekend, the More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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Calm Returns To Turkish Streets After Days Of Fierce Protests

Turkish riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against the destruction of greenery in a park in central Istanbul on May 31. Protests in Istanbul and Ankara appear to have subsided following More...