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.

23 more held in Turkey for protests

2013-06-22 14:34

Turkish authorities have arrested 23 more people over their alleged role in this month's anti-government protests, accusing them of acting on behalf of a far-left "terrorist" group, a news report said.

Turkey 'in uncharted waters' after protests

2013-06-20 09:01

The demonstrations that rocked Turkey for nearly three weeks appear to have subsided, but the fault lines have been drawn and protesters will find other ways to voice their discontent, observers say.

'Standing man' joins icons

2013-06-19 09:52

Turkey's 'standing man' has joined the ranks of history's iconic symbols.

Erdogan risks loss in crackdown

2013-06-18 16:57

By resorting to force to dislodge protesters who have been defying his authority, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have suffered political losses, observers say.


Anti-government protests, which began in Istanbul in late May, are continuing after three weeks. See the latest photos from the conflict.

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Cops target pockets of Istanbul protesters

2013-06-17 19:09

Riot police are spraying water cannon and tear gas in Istanbul to disperse pockets of protesters on the sidelines of a demonstration called by labour groups.

Turkish protesters: Struggle will continue

2013-06-15 14:01

Protesters in Istanbul park: 'Struggle will continue' despite warning, appeals by Turkish PM

Turkey braced for protests despite deal

2013-06-14 16:12

A gathering to honour the injured and dead in anti-government protests in Turkey has taken place in Istanbul, hours after protesters had reached a deal with the government to de-escalate violence.

Protests: Turkey PM issues 'last warning'

2013-06-13 13:03

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a "last warning" for thousands of protesters to evacuate an Istanbul park at the centre of mass anti-government unrest.

Turkey may hold referendum to end protests

2013-06-13 08:10

Turkey's government has offered a first concrete gesture aimed at ending days of street protests, proposing a referendum on a development project that triggered demonstrations.

Istanbul's Taksim Square empty

2013-06-12 12:05

Demonstrators have retreated from an Istanbul protest square after a night of running battles with riot police as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan flexes his muscle to crush mass demos.

Calm in Turkey riot square after violence

2013-06-12 07:59

An uneasy calm has returned to Istanbul's Taksim Square after clashes between police and protesters, as Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed zero tolerance for the mass demos.

Turks use lemons for tear-gassed eyes

2013-06-11 19:40

Armed with riot shields and backed by armoured cars with water cannons, hundreds of riot police poured into Taksim Square for the first time since withdrawing over a week ago.

Minister cancels Turkey visit

2013-06-11 17:38

A working visit by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to Turkey, where violence escalated in the past few days, has been cancelled.


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.

Turkish PM on campaign trail

2013-06-21 14:01

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is kicking off a weekend of rallies in his conservative strongholds, displaying his grassroots support after weeks of often violent anti-government protests.

Turkish official approves of 'standing man'

2013-06-19 17:07

Turkey's deputy prime minister has given a nod of approval to a new form of peaceful resistance that is spreading through Turkey as police question dozens of people rounded up in police raids.

Turkey 'standing protest' goes viral

2013-06-19 08:03

A lone, silent vigil by a man in Istanbul has inspired copycat protests, as police detained dozens of people across Turkey in an operation linked to three weeks of violent protest.

Cops arrest dozens in raids across Turkey

2013-06-18 12:11

Police have raided addresses across Turkey and detained dozens of people after nearly three weeks of anti-government protests, reports say.

Turkey 'standing man' in peaceful protest

2013-06-18 09:10

A Turkish choreographer, Erdem Gunduz, has staged a one-man protest designed to get around the ban on gatherings at Istanbul's Taksim Square.

Turkey protests: Govt may call in army

2013-06-17 16:11

The Turkish government says it may deploy the army to help police officers quell nearly three weeks of mass anti-government protests.

Turkey: Riot police disperse protesters

2013-06-15 22:24

Riot police have fired water cannons and tear gas to drive protesters out of Istanbul's Taksim Square and neighbouring Gezi Park, shortly after the prime minister issued a warning.

Turkey protesters refuse to leave park

2013-06-15 10:31

Turkish protesters have refused to evacuate an Istanbul park despite a concession by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt the site's redevelopment, in a potential escalation of two weeks of anti-government unrest.

Turkish activists reject 'last warning'

2013-06-13 19:25

Turkish protesters say they will remain in Istanbul's Gezi Park despite a "last warning" by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to evacuate.

Death toll rises in Turkey protests

2013-06-13 11:01

A lawyer says a protester injured during clashes with Turkish riot police has died, raising the death toll to five from the two-week standoff between police and activists.

Turkish president urges dialogue

2013-06-12 15:12

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has called for dialogue with legitimate demonstrators against the redevelopment of an Istanbul park.


Protests continue in Turkey

2013-06-12 09:38

See the latest pictures from the escalating violence in Turkey as protestors continue to clash with police.

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Turkey PM cracks down on protests

2013-06-11 21:43

Riot police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to clear protesters from an Istanbul square, as Turkish PM warned he would show "no more tolerance" for the unrelenting demonstrations.

Violence flares in Turkey

2013-06-11 19:27

Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to clear protesters from an Istanbul square.

Turkey PM vows 'no more tolerance'

2013-06-11 14:57

Riot police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to retake an Istanbul protest square as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he will show "no more tolerance" for the protests.

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