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Jul 02, 2017
Turkey bans trans pride march week after police had stopped gay pride parade; organisers defiantTurkish authorities banned transsexual rights activists from holding a march in Istanbul, a week after police used rubber bullets to thwart a Gay Pride parade.
Jun 30, 2015
Turkey police hit gay pride parade with water cannons, end up creating a rainbowOn Sunday, the police in Turkey used water cannons and tear gas against gay pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather several blocks away.
Nov 19, 2014
Turkey may redevelop Istanbul's Gezi park that had sparked protestsAn initially small-scale campaign to save Gezi Park in May 2013 eventually drew an estimated three million protesters in a nationwide outpouring of anger.
Jun 12, 2014
Turkey: Two dozen anti-government activists put on trialThe group met Erdogan at the height of the unrest to discuss the protesters' demands, only to be accused by the premier of being "traitors" aiming to destabilise the government.
Jul 09, 2013
Turkey: Gezi Park shut for public, hours after reopeningAn Istanbul park that was at the center of weeks of anti-government demonstrations opened for a few hours Monday, but Turkish authorities quickly closed it and fired a water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters heading to the area for a planned rally.
Jun 20, 2013
'Standing man' protest pleasing to the eye, says Turkey deputy PMArray
Jun 19, 2013
Turkey: Defiant PM Erdogan says police to get more powerTurkey's prime minister on Tuesday brushed aside international criticism over his government's crackdown on widespread demonstrations and vowed to increase the police's powers to deal with the unrest. Meanwhile, more than 90 people were detained in police raids linked to the protests.
Jun 18, 2013
New form of protest in Turkey: standing silentlyAfter weeks of sometimes-violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent
Jun 17, 2013
Taksim Square protests: A metaphor for failed modernity?The Taksim square protesters apparently belong to this section and class of Turkish society. Are the protesters right in their allegations and inferences? Not really.
Jun 17, 2013
Thousands rally for Turkey's PM Recep Erdogan amid protestsTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallied hundreds of thousands of supporters at an Istanbul parade ground on Sunday as riot police fired teargas several kilometres away in the city centre to disperse anti-government protesters.