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Attempted military coup in Turkey: What we know so far

A Turkish army faction backed by tanks and fighter jets launched a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that appeared to be faltering on Saturday.

Jul 16, 2016, 13:32 PM IST

Police use water cannon on Istanbul May Day protesters

Turkish police on Friday used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters marking May Day in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, an AFP correspondent reported.

May 01, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

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, German football fans face off in Istanbul

 Football fans of Turkish club Galatasaray and German side Borussia Dortmund were reported to have broken out into a fight near Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, ahead of the two team's Group D clash in the Champions League Wednesday.

Oct 22, 2014, 18:47 PM IST

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.

May 31, 2014, 09:12 AM IST

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.

May 16, 2014, 13:05 PM IST

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.

Feb 26, 2014, 18:59 PM IST

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.

Oct 09, 2013, 18:22 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

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.

Jun 22, 2013, 23:38 PM IST

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).

Jun 18, 2013, 14:37 PM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2013, 09:54 AM 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

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".

Jun 14, 2013, 10:54 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

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.

Jun 11, 2013, 11:13 AM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2013, 09:22 AM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2013, 18:28 PM IST

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.

Jun 03, 2013, 09:27 AM IST