Thousands of Turkish police mobilised Saturday in central Istanbul ahead of demonstrations to mark the first anniversary of last year`s protests that mushroomed into a revolt against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s rule.
Soma: Turkish police clashed with thousands of anti-government protesters angered by the deaths of at least 283 workers in the country`s worst mining disaster, piling pressure on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Turkey`s two main cities for the second consecutive day in protest against Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s government after corruption allegations against the Prime Minister surfaced.
As the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes increasingly authoritarian, and assumes more and more powers, there is mounting concern in Turkey over a new law that will allow police to detain from 12 to 24 hours without any court order.
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.
Turkey`s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday agreed to halt plans to redevelop an Istanbul park at the centre of two weeks of mass anti-government unrest, in a move protesters welcomed as "positive".