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Turkey crisis undermines PM’s high-profile EU visit

A high-profile Brussels visit this week by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, originally intended to highlight a new era in EU-Turkey ties, may instead wind up underscoring mutual tension over Ankara’s political crisis.

Sunday, 19 January, 2014, 10:46am

Turkey detains 20 over anti-government protests

Turkish anti-terrorism police detained 20 people in raids in the capital Ankara on Tuesday in connection with weeks of anti-government protests across the country, media reports said.

25 Jun 2013 - 6:03pm

'Standing man' inspires silent opposition in Turkey

By lunchtime in the waterfront district of Besiktas in Istanbul, Ismail Orhan had been standing silently under a yellow parasol in the blistering heat for more than four hours.

"We'll be here for weeks, for months," said the 25-year-old, as office workers used their lunch break to join him in a new wave of passive resistance to the authorities.

19 Jun 2013 - 10:39pm

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.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:59am

Turkish protesters vow to stay put in park, despite PM's concession

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's offer to halt the redevelopment of Gezi Park - that ignited the protests - was presented as a major concession, but after conferring all night the protesters said their movement was about something bigger than a conservation struggle.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:53am

Turkish PM Erdogan holds emergency talks with protest leaders

Turkish protest leaders held emergency talks with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan overnight after demonstrators rejected his “last warning” to evacuate an Istanbul park at the centre of mass anti-government demos.

14 Jun 2013 - 12:02pm

Turkey may hold referendum to end Istanbul park protest

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said he would consider holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests, in his first major concession in nearly two weeks of anti-government unrest.

13 Jun 2013 - 12:45pm

Uneasy calm settles over Taksim Square after night of violence

An uneasy calm returned to Istanbul’s protest square early on Wednesday after running clashes between riot police and protesters, as Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed zero tolerance for the mass demos.

12 Jun 2013 - 12:08pm

Turkish riot police storm Taksim Square protest site

Riot police stormed Istanbul's protest square yesterday, 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 protest leaders.

12 Jun 2013 - 1:49am

Letters to the Editor, June 12, 2013

Loss of ESF subvention disastrous

The informative lead story ("ESF considers school places for companies", June 8) highlights the now-terminal state of affordable education for non-Chinese-speaking children in Hong Kong.

Both residents and permanent residents in Hong Kong will be the losers.

12 Jun 2013 - 1:20am 1 comment

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