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  • Sep 22, 2014
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Battle for Turkey's Taksim Square rages on

Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons yesterday at demonstrators trying to return to Istanbul's main square, maintaining a hard line against rekindled protests as the prime minister's supporters prepared to rally across town.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:59am

Marchers turn out to support Edward Snowden

Hundreds of protesters marched to the US consulate and the Hong Kong government headquarters in support of Edward Snowden yesterday, saying the American National Security Agency whistle-blower had done the right thing and should be protected.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:42am 3 comments

Turkey police storm protest square in new clashes

Riot police stormed Istanbul’s protest square on Tuesday, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at firework-hurling demonstrators in a fresh escalation of unrest after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would meet with protest leaders.

11 Jun 2013 - 7:31pm

How they see it

It started with a small protest over the decision to pave over a small park in Istanbul. But that decision and the Ankara government's heavy-handed reaction has sparked the most violent riots that Turkey has experienced in decades.

9 Jun 2013 - 7:12am

Expats rally in Hong Kong in solidarity for Turkish protests

As civil unrest continues to grip main cities in Turkey, members of Hong Kong's Turkish expatriate community gathered along the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront yesterday to show solidarity for their compatriots.

9 Jun 2013 - 6:27am

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's misjudgment of protesters could cost him power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has walked Turkey's political stage unchallenged for a decade, bringing powerful generals to heel and driving economic success that has changed the face of the country, spreading its influence across the region.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:19am

Thousands defy Turkish prime minister Erdogan's call to end unrest

Thousands of angry Turks took to the streets to join anti-government protests, defying Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call to end the worst civil unrest of his decade-long rule.

9 Jun 2013 - 7:13am

Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects talk of 'Turkish Spring' after protest death

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday rejected talk of a "Turkish Spring", shrugging off mass protests against his Islamic-rooted government as medics reported the first death in four days of violence.

4 Jun 2013 - 3:57am

British National Party protest after soldier's killing drowned out by anti-fascists

Police intervened to separate about 150 far-right protesters from a much larger anti-racism crowd in London yesterday to stop them from coming to blows over the killing of a British soldier on a busy street last week.

2 Jun 2013 - 7:58am

Turkish protesters occupy park after police retreat

Thousands of Turkish protesters poured onto the streets and reoccupied a central Istanbul park yesterday as the police withdrew after three days of violent clashes that sparked a massive anti- regime demonstration.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am