All posts tagged Turkey

  • Turkish PM takes aim at social media
    June 25, 2013, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey’s prime minister has condemned social media and promised a crackdown on it and its users. There have already been arrests, and new legislation is being drafted to curb its […]

  • Germany blocking Turkey’s EU membership talks
    June 21, 2013, by VOANews

    Germany is blocking Turkey’s next step towards membership in the European Union over Ankara’s crackdown on anti-government protests. All 27 EU members must agree whether to move forward on membership […]

  • Turkey’s PM hits back at international critics of crackdown
    June 19, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    The U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights has strongly criticized Turkey’s crackdown on anti-government protests, joining the European Union in condemning the police response. But Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has […]

  • Police arrest dozens across Turkey
    June 18, 2013, by VOANews

    Turkish media say police have conducted raids and arrested dozens of people suspected of involvement in nearly three weeks of anti-government protests. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency says at least 25 […]

  • Turkey warns it may use army to quell protests
    June 17, 2013, by VOANews

    The Turkish government says it may use the army to help quell anti-government protests after nearly three weeks of violent demonstrations in several cities across the country. Deputy Prime Minister […]

  • Erdogan leads huge, pro-government rally amid protests
    June 16, 2013, by VOANews

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told hundreds of thousands of supporters it was his “duty” to evict activists from an Istanbul park as riot police fired teargas several kilometers […]

  • Protesters gather at Istanbul bridge
    June 16, 2013, by VOANews

    Turkish protesters set up barricades in the streets and appeared to regroup at a bridge in Istanbul Sunday, hours after security forces uprooted them from their demonstration hub in a […]

  • Turkish protesters vow to continue park sit-in
    June 15, 2013, by VOANews

    Turkish protesters vow to continue their occupation of an Istanbul park, saying the government has ignored their demands. Taksim Solidarity – representing the protesters – said Saturday they will not […]