Agence France-Presse in Istanbul

The new clashes raised pressure on Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted conservative government after he ordered an end to the protests, which have thrown up the fiercest challenge to his decade of rule.


A reconciliation between Israel and Turkey could improve regional co-ordination to contain spillover from the Syrian civil war, and ease Israel's diplomatic isolation in the Middle East as it faces the challenge of Iran's nuclear programme.

Victoria Azarenka had to draw on all her reserves by saving two match points in a heroic three-hour six-minute tussle with Angelique Kerber in the WTA Championships.

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