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Turkish riot police clash with protesters in Taksim Square, as Erdogan dismisses them as ‘riff-raff’

By Nick Tattersall and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters armed with rocks and fireworks on Tuesday as they tried to take back control of a central Istanbul square at the heart of fierce anti-government demonstrations. Hundreds…

Istanbul park demolition spurs protests across Turkey

By Constanze Letsch, The Guardian Demonstrations against Erdogan government in several cities as riot officers use tear gas to control protesters in Istanbul Turkey has been engulfed by a series of protests across several cities after riot police turned Istanbul’s busiest city centre hub into a battleground, deploying tear gas…

Israel moves to expel activists as world urges probe

JERUSALEM -Israel moved swiftly on Wednesday to deport hundreds of activists detained during a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, as world pressure mounted for a full investigation of the fiasco. The accelerated deportations came after calls by global leaders on Israel to release the detainees taken off six…

Turkish PM calls Israeli ship raid a ‘massacre’

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s prime minister sharply criticized Israel for the “bloody massacre” that killed nine people on a Gaza-bound aid vessel and warned Tuesday that no one should test Turkey’s diplomatic patience. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told lawmakers in the Parliament that the Israeli military action was an…

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