All posts tagged Turkey

  • Turkey protests reveal wider political struggle
    June 4, 2013, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    The continuing demonstrations in Turkey started as a protest against plans to develop a popular square in Istanbul that is a symbol of Turkey’s commitment to secularism. But analysts say […]

  • Turkey’s deputy PM apologizes for police crackdown
    June 4, 2013, by VOANews

    Turkey’s deputy prime minister has apologized for a police crackdown on protesters, as anti-government demonstrations stretched into a fifth day Tuesday. Bulent Arinc said it was wrong to use “excessive […]

  • Turkey protests reach fifth day
    June 4, 2013, by VOANews

    Anti-government protests in Turkey have stretched into a fifth day, with police and demonstrators clashing in both Istanbul and Ankara. As in previous days, police used tear gas to try […]

  • Anti-government protests subside in Turkey
    June 2, 2013, by VOANews

    Residents of Istanbul and Ankara woke up to a quiet morning Sunday as demonstrations against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to have subsided for now. Thousands […]

  • Foundations for third Bosphorus bridge to be laid on May 29
    May 29, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The Turkish government was scheduled to hold a ceremony on May 29 2013 marking the foundations being laid for the third bridge constructed over the Bosphorus. On the 560th anniversary […]

  • Turkey floats gas pipeline plan with Israel
    April 15, 2013, by VOANews

    As diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey thaw, Turkey’s energy minister says that a pipeline project between the two countries could become possible.  Ankara is keen to make the country […]