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Protester-kicking Erdogan aide fired: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 16:44

A top aide to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who sparked global outrage after being photographed kicking an anti-government protester has been fired, a report said on Saturday.

Anger erupts in Turkey as mine blast claims 274 lives

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 02:39

Anger erupted across Turkey on Wednesday as hopes faded for scores of workers trapped in a collapsed mine and the death toll rose to 274, in what has become the country`s worst-ever mining disaster.

Tens of thousands flock to Turkey protest teen`s funeral

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 09:57

Tens of thousands of people flocked Wednesday to the funeral of a teenage boy who died from injuries suffered during last year`s anti-government protests that swept the country, an AFP photographer said.

Turkey court dismisses charges against main protest group

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 21:57

A Turkish court dismissed charges against members of the main activist group behind last year`s nationwide anti-government protests.

Turkish police deny killing student in June protests

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 08:02

Four Turkish policemen have denied beating to death a 19-year-old student in mass anti-government protests that rocked the country last June.

Turkey PM plans reshuffle after graft probe: President

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 19:04

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, rattled by a huge corruption scandal implicating some of his closest allies, is preparing a cabinet reshuffle, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday. 

Police use tear gas to disperse 2,000 protesters in Turkey

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 14:55

Protesters had gathered overnight in the Dikmen district of the capital and attempted to erect barricades to block traffic on a main artery.

Istanbul mayor: protests can harm Olympic bid

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 23:16

Istanbul: Istanbul`s mayor on Monday warned that prolonged protests in Turkey could turn the city`s hopes of hosting the 2020 Olympics into a distant "dream."

Police used water canon to disperse Istanbul protestors

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 09:07

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 calls in German Ambassador after Merkel criticism

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 22:38

Turkey called in Germany`s Ambassador to Ankara as tensions have flared between the two countries following Turkey`s violent crackdown on protesters.

Turkey arrests 23 more over anti-govt protests: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 17:38

Turkish authorities arrested 23 more people over their alleged role in this month`s anti-government protests.

Turkey to charge 18 more over protests

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:49

Turkey will charge 18 more people over recent mass anti-government protests, including with alleged membership in a "terror" group, lawyers and media said.