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We have started to collect the most important news related to Turkey in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Turkey: news

Turkey puts park project on hold

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 6:45
related places: Istanbul

The Turkish government says it has agreed to suspend redevelopment plans for an Istanbul park until a court ruling, after talks with protesters.
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VIDEO: Turkish protesters take on media

Friday, June 14th 2013, 21:15

Demonstrators in Turkey are taking on the media - and the work of the media - over the protests surrounding Gezi Park.
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Visiting Erdogan's heartland

Friday, June 14th 2013, 14:23

Turkey's protests viewed from the prime minister's heartland
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Turkish PM meets park protesters

Friday, June 14th 2013, 2:02
related places: Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met members of a key group in the current protests, who described the talks as positive.
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Erdogan in 'final' protest warning

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 17:55
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives Istanbul's park protesters a "final warning" to leave, saying his patience has run out.
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VIDEO: Turkey gives protesters 'final warning'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 12:08
related places: Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a "final warning" to protesters to leave Gezi Park in Istanbul.
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Turkey 'may hold referendum on park'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 8:08
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's ruling AK party says it may hold a referendum on an Istanbul park that has been the focus of widespread unrest.
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VIDEO: Ankara protests after referendum offer

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 5:27
related places: Ankara, Istanbul

Police have used tear gas to break up protests in the Turkish capital Ankara after the government proposed a referendum on the controversial development project in Istanbul's Gezi Park.
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Uneasy calm in Turkey protest square

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:57
related places: Istanbul

There is an uneasy calm in central Istanbul after a night of clashes which saw Turkish riot police disperse anti-government demonstrators.
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Turkey riot police battle protesters

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 6:19
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police remove protesters from Istanbul's Taksim Square after another night of clashes, as the demonstrators regroup in nearby Gezi Park.
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Turkish PM issues protest threat

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 19:08
related places: Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns that he will not show "any more tolerance" for protests, as unrest continues in Istanbul.
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Turkish police storm protest square

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 12:16
related places: Istanbul

Turkish riot police clear protesters from Istanbul's Taksim Square, where anti-government demonstrations have continued for nearly two weeks.
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VIDEO: Turkey protests: How events unfolded

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 11:44
related places: Istanbul

Turkish riot police have moved into Istanbul's Taksim Square, which has been occupied by anti-government protesters for close to two weeks. The BBC's Tim Willcox looks back at how events unfolded.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Turkish police move in

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 8:05
related places: Istanbul

The BBC's Mark Lowen describes the scene as Turkish riot police enter Istanbul's Taksim Square - where anti-government protesters have been staging demonstrations for close to two weeks.
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Turkey's Erdogan to meet protesters

Monday, June 10th 2013, 23:01
related places: Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to meet the organisers of ongoing protests against his government on Wednesday, his deputy says.
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Erdogan losing patience on protests

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 20:27
related places: Ankara

Turkey's PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns of limited patience with anti-government protests, as police fire tear gas on demonstrators in Ankara.
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VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Ankara

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 1:23
related places: Ankara

Police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of protestors in the Turkish capital, Ankara, as anti-government protests enter their second week.
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Ankara protesters clash with police

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 21:43
related places: Ankara

Police in the Turkish capital Ankara use tear gas and water cannon on demonstrators, hours after Prime Minister Erdogan rules out early elections.
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Yoga against gas canisters in Turkey

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 11:13

Paul Mason on the battle lines being drawn in Turkey
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EU and Turkey clash over protests

Friday, June 7th 2013, 23:45
related places: Istanbul

A senior EU official criticises Turkey for its crackdown on protesters, but PM Erdogan replies that Europe would have responded more harshly.
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Humour as weapon in Turkey protests

Friday, June 7th 2013, 23:07
related places: Istanbul

Istanbul protesters poke fun at PM and police to vent their anger
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Tour of Taksim Square protests

Friday, June 7th 2013, 10:32

Explore the Turkey protesters’ makeshift camp
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Turkey PM urges end to protests

Friday, June 7th 2013, 4:15

PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan returns to Turkey, telling supporters that nationwide protests border on illegality and must end immediately.
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Rallies in Turkey as PM returns

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 23:29
related places: Istanbul

The PM of crisis-hit Turkey returns from North Africa, with thousands of supporters at Istanbul airport and thousands of protesters in a city square.
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Turkish PM stands firm over park

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 18:44
related places: Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says controversial plans to redevelop a park in Istanbul will go ahead despite mass protests.
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PM to return to crisis-torn Turkey

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 10:56

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to return from a trip to North Africa to a country still torn by mass anti-government protests.
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VIDEO: Background to Turkey protests

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 9:48

Mass protests against the Turkish government are continuing as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan returns from an overseas trip.
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VIDEO: Dozens arrested over protest tweets

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 9:10

Dozens of Twitter users in Turkey, who posted messages in support of anti-government protests, have been arrested.
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VIDEO: 'Political carnival' in Gezi Park

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 21:55
related places: Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir

Clashes continue across Turkey, in the capital Ankara and in Izmir but the heart of the demonstration remains in Istanbul's Taksim Square, which has been the focal point of the unrest.
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Demand for Turkey police dismissals

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:53
related places: Istanbul

Activists in Turkey demand the sacking of police chiefs over the violent suppression of protests, as striking workers join the demonstrations.
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VIDEO: Fifth night of violence in Turkey

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 3:45
related places: Ankara, Istanbul

Violent anti-government demonstrations have continued for a fifth consecutive night in Turkey, as police and protesters clashed in Ankara and Istanbul.
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VIDEO: Who are Turkey's protesters?

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 22:36
related places: Istanbul

Jeremy Bowen reports from Istanbul on the challenge to the Turkish leadership.
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Turkey apology to wounded protesters

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 20:42
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc apologises to protesters injured in initial protests opposing the demolition of an Istanbul park.
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VIDEO: Inside Turkish protesters' mini-town

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 14:11
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc has apologised to protesters injured in demonstrations opposing the demolition of an Istanbul park
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Turkish union supports protesters

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 9:39

One of Turkey's trade union confederations stages a two-day strike in support of anti-government protests, in which two people have now died.
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VIDEO: Fourth night of protests in Turkey

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 5:48

Turkish protesters have clashed with police for a fourth night, while public sector workers are starting a two-day strike in support of the anti-government demonstrations.
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Protests 'no Turkish Spring' says PM

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 20:23

PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan again condemns the anti-government protests in Turkey, saying they do not constitute a Turkish Spring.
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Turkish stock market hit by protests

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 16:36

Turkey's main share index closes 10.5% down following the escalation of anti-government protests over the weekend.
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VIDEO: 'Beauty pageants on TV' amid violence

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 12:56

Turkish architect Deniz Pasha tells the BBC that the Turkish media is broadcasting "beauty pageants and cooking on television", rather than reporting protests in the country.
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Protests rage in Istanbul's Besiktas

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 8:55
related places: Besiktas, Istanbul

Turkish protesters erect barricades and police respond with tear gas around Istanbul's Besiktas district, after another day of nationwide unrest.
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Clashes mar protests across Turkey

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 23:19

Police deploy tear gas as tens of thousands of people take to the streets of Turkish towns and cities in a third day of anti-government unrest.
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VIDEO: Tear gas used as Turkey clashes spread

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:57
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police have used tear gas and water cannon against protesters occupying a park in central Istanbul.
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Park protests spread across Turkey

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:23
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police clash with protesters in Ankara and Istanbul in anti-government rallies that began as a protest over a park redevelopment.
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