Gezi Park

Turkey may redevelop Istanbul`s controversial protest park

 Turkish authorities have signalled they intend to go ahead with the redevelopment of Istanbul`s Gezi Park, the project that sparked deadly anti-government protests last year, reports said on Wednesday.

Nov 19, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

Turkish teen becomes fifth fatality from June protests

A 19-year-old university student who was hurt during anti-government protests that rocked Turkey last month has died from his injuries, bringing the death toll in the unrest to five, local media reported on Wednesday.

Jul 10, 2013, 17:14 PM IST

Police used water canon to disperse Istanbul protestors

Turkish police on Saturday used water cannon to disperse thousands of demonstrators who had gathered anew in Istanbul`s Taksim Square, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Jun 23, 2013, 09:07 AM IST

Turkey PM claims victory after protest crackdown

Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday claimed victory over anti-government protesters after a heavy crackdown on the movement, as police raided homes and arrested dozens of demonstrators to stamp out nearly three weeks of unrest.

Jun 18, 2013, 18:54 PM IST

Turkey PM risks political fallout after Gezi Park

By resorting to force to dislodge protesters who have been defying his authority, Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have won the battle for Gezi Park, but it could cost him dearly politically, observers say.

Jun 18, 2013, 17:29 PM IST

Turkey govt may use armed forces to quell protests

After the protesters refused to budge, the Turkish government on Monday said that they may use armed forces to end the three-week protest in Istanbul and other cities, according to BBC.

Jun 17, 2013, 16:22 PM IST

Turkish PM Erdogan says clearing protest park `my duty`

A day after riot police dislodged thousands of protesters occupying Gezi Park, officers in the area were still firing tear gas.

Jun 17, 2013, 09:58 AM IST

Turkish protesters battle riot police at Istanbul park

Riot police fired water cannons and tear gas as they drove protesters out of Istanbul`s Taksim Square.

Jun 16, 2013, 08:58 AM IST

Turkey protesters mull next move after PM concession

Turkish protesters occupying an Istanbul park held talks to discuss their next move after PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to suspend the site`s controversial redevelopment in a bid to end two weeks of deadly anti-government unrest.

Jun 15, 2013, 09:41 AM IST

Turkey PM gives protesters `last warning` to evacuate Gezi Park

To placate the protesting activists, Turkish government has offered to hold a referendum over redevelopment plans of Gezi park.

Jun 13, 2013, 12:57 PM IST