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Turkish court throws out Taksim redevelopment project that sparked mass protests

(Reuters) – A Turkish court has cancelled a project to redevelop Istanbul’s central Taksim square, a copy of the court’s decision showed, ruling in a dispute that triggered a nationwide wave of violent anti-government protests. The administrative court ruled in early June, at the height of the unrest, that a…

Turkish riot police fight protesters as Taksim Square is cleared

By Nick Tattersall and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish riot police fought running battles with pockets of protesters overnight, clearing the central Istanbul square that has been the focus of nearly two weeks of protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. By dawn, Taksim Square, strewn with wreckage from…

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…

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