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Turkey: Erdogan faces new protests over corruption scandal Special

Istanbul - Turkish protesters once again face off with lines of police as they protest the Ak Party corruption scandal in Turkey and demand Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to resign.

New protests hit Turkey Special

Istanbul - New freedom protests hit Turkey as Prime Minister Erdogan continues to support Islamist policies and enforce censorship.

Documentary: 'Taksim Commune: Gezi Park & the Uprising in Turkey'

Istanbul - Global Uprisings has published a 33-minute video documentary, which tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, its violent eviction, and the mass uprising throughout Turkey that it sparked.

Turkish bride wears hardhat in Gezi Park Special

Istanbul - Almost two months after the first Istanbul protests, a bride who met her husband at a protesters' medical clinic wears a hard hat over her veil and gets chased from Gezi Park by police.

Taksim Square protester says Turkey's future is uncertain Special

Brian Felsen took part in recent protests in Istanbul, Turkey. The president of CD Baby, regularly visits the country and even lived there for two years. He says via email it's a delicate moment for the country's future.

Women protest in Turkey Special

Istanbul - About half of the protesters in Turkey are women, and they often take the forefront as they speak out for their personal freedoms and national democracy.

Op-Ed: The benefits of being nobody in Turkey Special

Izmit - Having an important name, a prominent family, money, and power is important in Turkey. Sometimes, though, being nobody lets you witness what's really happening.

Turkish doctors protest by striking Special

Istanbul - Today in Turkey, doctors walked off the job to protest the police violence against protesters and the arrest of doctors in Istanbul.

Turkey: Police attack tourists in Taksim Special

Istanbul - On Sunday afternoon, Turkish police attacked tourists who were peacefully walking through Taksim, Istanbul. Police used so much pepper spray that it came into the cafe where I was having tea with friends.

Turkish opposition leader calls Erdogan 'Provocateur #1' Special

Istanbul - As Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows revenge against freedom protesters, one opposition leader calls Erdogan "the Number One Provocateur."

Erdogan begins crackdowns against Turkish protesters Special

Istanbul - In a pre-dawn raid, police drove protesters out of Taksim square in Istanbul as Prime Minister Erdogan rallies his supporters, arrests lawyers, and issues threats.

Interview with a Turkish protester: 'police tortured me' Special

Handcuffed and kneeling, a young Turkish man was repeatedly hit in the face by four police officers as they saturated his eyes with pepper spray.

Interview with Turkish protester: 'Erdogan wants absolute power' Special

Istanbul - A Turkish government employee speaks about Turkish history and what's really happening in Prime Minister Erdogan's government.

Turkish protesters list demands Special

Ankara - A week after protests erupted all over Turkey in reaction to Prime Minster Erdogan's restrictive policies, protesters unite and deliver their demands.

Former activist in Egypt speaks to protesters in Turkey (video)

Mihalis Eleftheriou, former activist in the Occupy Buffer Zone movement in Cyprus who was also involved in the Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir Square, sent a message of both solidarity and warning to activists in Turkey.

Deputy Önder injured by gas canister in Istanbul park protest

Istanbul - As the protest against the demolition of "the last public green space" in Istanbul continues, Deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder has been shot in the shoulder by police with a gas canister on Friday and is in hospital.

Photo Essay: Tour of Istanbul Special

Istanbul - The third largest city in Europe spans the Asian and European continents at the famous Bosporus waterway and offers visitors many historic and modern destinations.
 

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Police pose in Taksim
Police battle protesters at Taksim Square in Istanbul
Police battle protesters at Taksim Square in Istanbul
Turkish Protests News
OWS and American Turks take Zucotti Park in support of the people of Turkey - June 1  2013
OWS and American Turks take Zucotti Park in support of the people of Turkey - June 1, 2013
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You can ride the tram through Taksim  beside consulates  Victorian buildings  and modern shops
You can ride the tram through Taksim, beside consulates, Victorian buildings, and modern shops
OWS and American Turks take Zucotti Park in support of the people of Turkey - June 1  2013
OWS and American Turks take Zucotti Park in support of the people of Turkey - June 1, 2013
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Journalists are targeted with tear gas during a Gezi Park freedom protest in Istanbul
Journalists are targeted with tear gas during a Gezi Park freedom protest in Istanbul
Turkish Protests News
The famous  woman in red  being assaulted by policemen with pepper spray at Gezi Park
The famous "woman in red" being assaulted by policemen with pepper spray at Gezi Park
The Telegraph
Protesters are doused with pepper spray in Taksim Square
Protesters are doused with pepper spray in Taksim Square
Turkish Protests News
Protesters wave flags inside Gezi Park
Protesters wave flags inside Gezi Park
Turkish Protests News
Gezi Park and Ataturk Cultural Center in Taksim (both threatened to be torn down to build an Ottoman...
Gezi Park and Ataturk Cultural Center in Taksim (both threatened to be torn down to build an Ottoman museum and mosque)
A museum in Taksim  Istanbul that features moving glass
A museum in Taksim, Istanbul that features moving glass
Police in Taksim
Police in Taksim
İstanbul: Taksim Gezi Park
İstanbul: Taksim Gezi Park
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The 2013 protests started as a small environment battle to save Gezi Park -- one of the few green sp...
The 2013 protests started as a small environment battle to save Gezi Park -- one of the few green spots in Istanbul.
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A lone protester faces police in Taksim
A lone protester faces police in Taksim
Turkish Protests News
Police chat with some of the people in Taksim
Police chat with some of the people in Taksim
Police attack protesters with tear gas in the Taksim  Gezi Park protest.
Police attack protesters with tear gas in the Taksim, Gezi Park protest.
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White and blue lights hung above the busy walkway in Taksim  Istanbul.
White and blue lights hung above the busy walkway in Taksim, Istanbul.
Protesters march through the Taksim district in Istanbul  near Gezi Park
Protesters march through the Taksim district in Istanbul, near Gezi Park
Turkish Protests News
Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th  2013. The man on the left is  according to Felsen ...
Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th, 2013. The man on the left is, according to Felsen, a supporter of Ataturk (considered by many to be the founder of modern Turkey); the boy on the right is with the country's worker's union.
Brian Felsen

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