1 dead in Istanbul as anti-govt protests flare

2014-05-23 09:02

One man has died and about 10 others injured in Istanbul during violent clashes between police and protesters, officials say, in the latest eruption of anger against the Turk government.

Erdogan links dead teen to "terrorist" groups

2014-03-15 22:36

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has said a teenager who died after sustaining a head injury in anti-government protests was linked to "terrorist organisations".

Turks call for Erdogan's resign at teen's funeral

2014-03-12 22:17

Tens of thousands of people have joined a funeral procession in Istanbul for a Turkish teenager who died from being hit by a police tear-gas canister during protests.

Ankara students revive protest movement

2013-10-24 10:45

Four months after protests against the redevelopment of an Istanbul park devolved into a violent national uproar against the government, Turkish students take to the streets once again.

Police clash with protesters in Istanbul

2013-09-13 08:02

Turkish police have used water cannon and tear gas to break up fresh anti-government protests in Istanbul, amid anger over the death of a demonstrator earlier in the week.

22yr-old killed in Turkey clashes

2013-09-10 13:05

A 22-year-old man has been killed in southern Turkey after fresh protests over a teenager left in a coma during anti-government demonstrations in June, reports say.

Groups gather in Turkey park after clashes

2013-07-09 14:02

An Istanbul park at the centre of protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government has reopened after a night of clashes between police and protesters.

Turkey police crackdown on Syria NGO's

2013-07-05 09:57

The finger of blame which the Turkish government pointed at foreigners for orchestrating anti-government protests now appears to target foreign aid missions helping internally displaced Syrians.

Kurdish party to press Turkish government

2013-06-28 17:06

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party has called for marches to launch protests aimed at raising pressure on the government to carry out reforms under a peace process with Kurdish militants.

Ankara riot cops disperse 2 000 protesters

2013-06-26 11:02

Turkish riot police have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse some 2 000 protesters in the capital Ankara, making 16 arrests.


Turkey PM claims victory, warns rivals

2014-03-31 08:22

Turkey's Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory for his Islamic-rooted party in Sunday's key local elections and warned his foes they will "pay the price".

Clashes in Turkey amid mourning for teen

2014-03-13 09:16

Riot police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Ankara and Istanbul as thousands took to the streets to mourn a teenage boy who died in anti-government protests.

10 000s to mourn Turkey protest teen's death

2014-03-12 13:59

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out for the funeral of a teenage boy whose death during last year's anti-government protests sparked violent countrywide demonstrations.

Turkish media suffering amid self-censorship

2013-10-09 10:53

At least 85 Turkish journalists have been made to resign since countrywide protests erupted in May, according to the country's journalists' union, highlighting a new wave of censorship.

New anti-government protests hit Turkey

2013-09-12 13:01

Police have used water cannon and tear gas overnight in a bid to break up fresh anti-government protests across Turkey, media says.

Radiation fears, Syria hang over Olympic bids

2013-09-05 14:02

The stricken Fukushima nuclear plant and the civil war in Syria are hanging over Tokyo and Istanbul's attempts to host the 2020 Olympics, amid suggestions that Madrid could benefit.

Kurdish peace process falters in Turkey

2013-07-08 14:00

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reaffirmed his commitment to a full reconciliation with Turkey's estimated 15 million Kurds, but recent events suggest hurdles.

Turkish activists protest police tactics

2013-06-30 09:18

Thousands have protested in Istanbul's Taksim Square at what they say is harsh police treatment of anti-government demonstrators.

Small protests rumble on in Istanbul

2013-06-27 15:03

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in a residential area of the Turkish capital, setting up barricades and lighting small bonfires.

Obama, Erdogan discuss Turkish protests

2013-06-25 09:06

President Barack Obama has spoken to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the importance of free expression, following days of violence in anti-government demonstrations.

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