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Miltary’s absence from Turkish protests seen as a positive sign for democracy

The anti-government demos sweeping Turkey have sent thousands of angry protesters into the streets, facing off against tear-gas firing riot police. It’s the worst unrest to rock Turkey in years, but the country’s once all-powerful army is nowhere to be seen. In fact, it marks the first time in Turkey’s…

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…

Turkish prime minister says speech calling Zionism ‘a crime against humanity’ was misunderstood

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks published Wednesday that his controversial comments branding Zionism a crime against humanity had been misunderstood. Erdogan, who has often attacked Israeli policies, triggered a storm of protest about his comments on Zionism at a UN forum in Vienna last month. “I…

Iraq hits out at Turkey as ties worsen

BAGHDAD — Baghdad hit out on Tuesday at alleged Turkish provocations after Ankara said it would speak out if sectarian conflict erupted in Iraq, in a dramatic worsening of tensions between the two neighbours. Despite improving ties and increasing trade between the pair in recent years, the rhetoric between Iraqi…

Turkey’s ethnic tension boils over in quake city

Crowds of Kurds pelted journalists and police with stones in the quake-hit city of Van as their anger at the Turkish media’s coverage of the disaster boiled over. The quake came only days after one of the deadliest attacks on the army in the three-decade-long Kurdish conflict and some journalists…

Turkey keeps up bombing of rebel bases in Iraq

Turkish jets kept up bombing raids on Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq overnight, as the rebels confirmed that some Turkish troops crossed into Iraq, officials and media reports said on Friday. Turkish war planes continued to take off from Diyarbakir, the regional capital of the mainly Kurdish southeast, to…

Clinton flies unannounced to Libya to bolster ties

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew in to Tripoli on Tuesday on a previously unannounced visit as Libya’s new rulers try to crush the last pockets of resistance by pro-Moamer Kadhafi fighters. The first US cabinet official to visit Libya since 2008, when Washington wanted to forge a new relationship with Kadhafi, Clinton…

Israel a nuclear threat to the Middle East: Turkish PM

Israel is a “threat” to its region because it owns nuclear weapons, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “I right now see Israel as a threat for its region, because it has the atomic bomb,” Erdogan said in a foreign policy speech during an official visit to…

Israeli PM rejects charge of killing hundreds of thousands

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday described as “outrageous” remarks by Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which he claimed Israel had killed “hundreds of thousands” of Palestinians. In an interview with the English-language Jerusalem Post, excerpts of which were published on Monday, the Israeli prime minister expressed anger over comments…

Israel ends police cooperation with Turkey

JERUSALEM — Israel said on Monday it was withdrawing its police representative from Turkey and ending bilateral cooperation between their forces as the diplomatic crisis between the two former allies deepened. “Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch has ordered the transfer to Bucharest of the Israel Police representative in Ankara,” ministry…

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