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Op-Ed: A bun fight — the mud of the Middle East

Several years ago I attended a gentleman’s evening with buffet and drink offered in copious amounts. As the drink flowed and noise levels were building up, the atmosphere became a little volatile. Then it all kicked off and became very riotous.

Turkey mine disaster ignites protests over worker safety

The deaths of 245 coal miners in the western Turkish town of Soma have sparked outrage and anti-government protests all across the country, with calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey to domestically produce tear gas due to embargo fears

Turkey may be domestically producing the tear gas the authorities use after hearing calls from the international community to suspend the shipment of tear gas to that country.

Topless Turkish woman protests, tells Erdogan to take flight

A member of the Turkish feminist group Femen staged a topless protest against the 'dictatorship' of the country's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Only one woman protested at the Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul but Femen issued a statement.

'Standing man' becomes latest symbol of Turkey protests

It only took one man, standing silently for eight hours in Istanbul's Taksim Square, to redefine Turkey's ongoing protests.

Turkish protests rock city near Syrian frontier

The anti-government political turmoil that has engulfed Turkey has also hit the Turkish city of Antakya -- a city near the Syrian border.

Op-Ed: Turkish government to investigate doctors who treated protesters

Ankara - The government of Turkey intends to investigate doctors who have treated protesters wounded in recent clashes with police. This move is likely to increase tensions.

Pro-Erdogan supporters rally across Turkey

Ankara and Istanbul once again became cities convulsed in rioting and violence as anti-government protesters clashed with supporters of Prime Minister Erdogan.

Following Erdogan warning riot police attack demonstrators

Turkish riot police have once again attacked an encampment of demonstrators in Istanbul's Gezi Park mere hours after the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told them they should clear off.

Unrest flares in Turkey; riot police storm Istanbul’s Taksim Park

Istanbul - After almost two weeks of anti-government protests that gripped major cities in Turkey, riot police once again tried to regain control of Taksim Square on Tuesday—the focal point of unrest in Istanbul.

Istanbul's Taksim Square raided by riot police

Turkish riot police have cleared out Taksim Square in Istanbul which has been occupied by anti-government demonstrators for the last two weeks.

Turkish protesters calling for dismissal of police chiefs

Protesters in Turkey are demanding for police chiefs in Istanbul and Ankara to be fired, citing the forces' use of violence to break up demonstrations.
 

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Customers and cooks inside a kebab shop watch as a riot police officer fires plastic paintball gun p...
Customers and cooks inside a kebab shop watch as a riot police officer fires plastic paintball gun pellets to disperse demonstrators. Protesters are demanding Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan resign over a high-level corruption scandal
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Photo taken by author at Taksim Square  Istanbul demonstration in February 2013. This demonstration ...
Photo taken by author at Taksim Square, Istanbul demonstration in February 2013. This demonstration turned out to be the nucleus of what manifested into the present nationwide anti-government demonstrations.
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Police in Istanbul
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Demonstrators in Istanbul, Turkey
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A police car gassing a street in Istanbul
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Egypt says the Turkish ambassador to Egypt Huseyin Avni Botsali must go  accusing Ankara of backing ...
Egypt says the Turkish ambassador to Egypt Huseyin Avni Botsali must go, accusing Ankara of backing unnamed organizations bent on undermining the country
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Police clash with a protester
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Medics carrying off a wounded person in Istanbul
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Several hundred people hold placards, reading : "Erdogan, the murderer is not welcome in Lyon, Turkish dictator, Get out!", on June 21, 2014 in Lyon, France
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Protestors in Istanbul
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A massive cloud of tear gas in Istanbul
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Police face demonstrators in Istanbul
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A protestor facing tear gas in Istanbul
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Tear gas in Istanbul
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