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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 in Taksim
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)
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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Well-oufitted  professional German journalists hang back by a building in Istanbul during the Gezi P...
Well-oufitted, professional German journalists hang back by a building in Istanbul during the Gezi Park freedom protests
Police chat with some of the people in Taksim
Police chat with some of the people in Taksim
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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Some of the shops in Taksim were closed because of protests
Some of the shops in Taksim were closed because of protests
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
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Some protesters clapping in Taksim
Some protesters clapping in Taksim
White and blue lights hung above the busy walkway in Taksim  Istanbul.
White and blue lights hung above the busy walkway in Taksim, Istanbul.
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
 I’m impressed that people are protesting from all walks of life   says Felsen   and engaging in g...
"I’m impressed that people are protesting from all walks of life," says Felsen, "and engaging in genuine, protracted conversation and interaction, rather than the small, unrepresentative group of looters and thugs, as Erdogan characterized them. The "capulcus" came from all classes, ages, political parties, and sexual orientations."
Brian Felsen
 For better and worse  the military is no longer a balance for the government’s internal affairs  ...
"For better and worse, the military is no longer a balance for the government’s internal affairs," says Brian Felsen, "and the current trends in Turkey, towards encroachments on privacy and curtailing expression and assembly, may continue unabated for a time. But Turkey’s a fascinating place, and the only constant is change – so, perhaps, this too shall pass."
Brian Felsen
Protesters wave flags inside Gezi Park
Protesters wave flags inside Gezi Park
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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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Police hide behind their shields in Taksim
Police hide behind their shields in Taksim
A lone protester faces police in Taksim
A lone protester faces police in Taksim
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Police pose in Taksim
Police pose in Taksim
Gezi Park in Taksim  Istanbul
Gezi Park in Taksim, Istanbul
A protester stands and watches the action on June 11th in Istanbul.
A protester stands and watches the action on June 11th in Istanbul.
Brian Felsen

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