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 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 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.
A Turkish court dismissed charges against members of the main activist group behind last year`s nationwide anti-government protests.
Four Turkish policemen have denied beating to death a 19-year-old student in mass anti-government protests that rocked the country last June.
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.
Protesters had gathered overnight in the Dikmen district of the capital and attempted to erect barricades to block traffic on a main artery.
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."
Turkey called in Germany`s Ambassador to Ankara as tensions have flared between the two countries following Turkey`s violent crackdown on protesters.
Turkish authorities arrested 23 more people over their alleged role in this month`s anti-government protests.
Turkey will charge 18 more people over recent mass anti-government protests, including with alleged membership in a "terror" group, lawyers and media said.
Germany`s Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish Ambassador to protest after a minister accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of picking on Turkey for domestic political gain before German elections.
A man stood still in Istanbul`s Taksim Square: silent, staring straight ahead, he had not moved for hours.
To placate the protesting activists, Turkish government has offered to hold a referendum over redevelopment plans of Gezi park.
Enraged by the alleged use of violence against protestors, Turkish activists are demanding the dismissal of police chiefs in various cities including Istanbul and Ankara.
Day in Pics: 24th October
Showbiz World - October 24, 2014
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