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Thousands of campers scrambled as police trampled tents, pulled down banners and broke down barricades in the park,
PM Erdogan made the concession in his first talks with a group of protesters, a move they welcomed as “positive”
A day after meeting with protest leaders and offering to hold a referendum on plans to redevelop Gezi Park, Erdogan resumed his combative stance
It’s been a rough few weeks for heads-of-state the world over. In America, Obama faces a growing list of infractions, any one of which would have been campaign killers nine months ago. In much of the Europe, administrations continue to struggle to justify austerity that has yet to fully jumpstart most economies, and more often …
“I call for an immediate end to the demonstrations, which have lost their democratic credentials and turned into vandalism,” Erdogan said
Turkey’s embattled government insisted it was “not a second-class democracy” even as police tear-gassed protesters massed in the streets
The meeting was held as thousands of striking workers from various unions began demonstrating in major cities nationwide in solidarity with the protesters.
Timeline outlining latest clashes in Turkey
By Dr Mustafa Ozbilgin The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has launched various urban development projects across Istanbul. These plans lacked prior consultation with public users and key stakeholders. Remarkably, the AKP government planned to build a shopping mall on the site of Gezi Park, the only public green space with many established trees, …
Demonstrator killed by car in Turkey
Thousands of demonstrators flooded the site as police lifted the barricades around the park and began withdrawing from the square.
Egypt’s consulate in Istanbul will remain open to provide shelter for citizens affected by protests in the city
Dozens were injured in the demonstration
Demonstrators have been trying to prevent workers from razing Taksim Excursion Park and turning it into a shopping mall
The National Coalition is expected to choose a new president, incorporate new members and decide the fate of an interim rebel government
The International Atomic Energy Agency says that there is “overall, credible” evidence that until 2003, and possibly since, Iranian scientists conducted research into developing the nuclear bomb.
Prime Minister Qandil is expected to initiate meetings between approximately 300 Egyptian and Turkish businessmen during his visit
Protesters threw stones at the police who tried to prevent the protest in the Besiktas neighborhood of Istanbul
US Secretary of State Kerry announces increase in aid while Kamel Amr pushes for negotiations
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamel Amr attends Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul
Secretary general of the Arab League says UN security council has denied Syrians justice.
New flight routes to be launched between Egypt and Istanbul