Turkey beefs up security on protest anniversary day

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.

Turkey mine clashes pile pressure on Erdogan

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.

Second day of anti-corruption protests in Turkey

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.

Concern in Turkey over new detention law

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.

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.

Police disperse Istanbul demonstrators with water cannon

Turkish police used water cannon to disperse demonstrators who had gathered anew in defiance of the government in Istanbul`s Taksim Square.

Turkey police arrest over 100 in swoop on protesters

Officers raided the homes of around 90 members of the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP).

Turkey`s silent `Standing Man`: A novel way to protest

A man stood still in Istanbul`s Taksim Square: silent, staring straight ahead, he had not moved for hours.

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.

Turkey PM agrees to halt contentious park project

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".

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.

Turkish riot police chase protestors away from Taksim Square

Turkish riot police on early Tuesday moved past the barricades erected by the protesters at Taksim Square in Istanbul even as PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to meet the demonstrators.

Turkey PM`s party rules out early elections

Turkey`s PM convened his party leadership to discuss anti-govt protests and urged the govt to call early elections and renew its mandate.

Thousands join Turkey protests defying PM

Thousands of angry Turks took to the streets today to join mass anti-government protests, defying Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s call to end the worst civil unrest of his decade-long rule.

Istanbul`s Taksim Square rocked by anti-govt protests

The mosque plans have long been contentious because it would further shrink the green spaces in Istanbul`s city center. Some argue that there are already plenty of mosques around Taksim.