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# turkey - Sunday 11 August, 2013

“Standing and reading gave me a sense of empowerment over what is happening in our country”

A group of protesters staged a series of peaceful, silent demonstrations outside the gates of the Dáil in the weeks leading up to its summer break – each member reading a book chosen to “send a message”. Some of them have been sharing their choices with…

# turkey - Friday 9 August, 2013

Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped

Lebanese policemen stand guard outside a hotel where the rest of the Turkish Airlines crew are staying.

# turkey - Monday 5 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the continued Dublin Bus strike, a test-tube burger, and a bomb blast in the Philippines.

Turkish general jailed for life over alleged plot to overthrow government

Police fired tear gas at protesters outside the court in a town near Istanbul as the verdicts were being delivered in the highly-divisive case.

# turkey - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

“Bring a book, send a silent message…” The ‘standing people’ protest comes to Dublin

Inspired by a campaign that started in Turkey’s Taksim Square and spread via social media, Irish people are being asked to ‘book the bankers’ at a demonstration tomorrow.

# turkey - Friday 21 June, 2013

Diplomatic row erupts between Germany and Turkey

The disagreement centres on criticism from Turkey over slow progress on the country’s bid to join the EU.

# turkey - Monday 17 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# turkey - Sunday 16 June, 2013

PICS: Turkish police storm Gezi Park with tear gas and water cannons Turkey This post contains images

PICS: Turkish police storm Gezi Park with tear gas and water cannons

The crackdown came just two hours after Erdogan issued an ultimatum to protesters to leave the park.

# turkey - Friday 14 June, 2013

Medical volunteer in Turkey fighting for his life after being beaten by police

Medical personnel who have set up temporary facilities to help those injured in protests say they have been directly targeted by police.

# turkey - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Turkey protesters reject ‘last warning’ to evacuate park

“I’m making my last warning: mothers, fathers please withdraw your kids from there,” the Prime Minister said in a live television broadcast earlier.

# turkey - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Turkey PM suggests referendum to end Istanbul park protest

Erdogan says he is considering holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests, in his first major concession in nearly two weeks of anti-government unrest.

EU warns Turkey: ‘Your membership is in jeopardy over protests’

Catherine Ashton says Turkey’s government must adopt European standards in its response to protests if it wants to join.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# turkey - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Turkey unrest: 18 incredible images from today’s protests Taksim Square This post contains images

Turkey unrest: 18 incredible images from today’s protests

Amnesty International has called for meaningful discussions between government and protesters.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

Day before Turkish protesters to meet with PM, riot police retake Istanbul square

The move by riot police, who used tear gas, came just hours after the government said that Recep Tayyip Erdogan would meet with protest leaders tomorrow.

# turkey - Monday 10 June, 2013

Turkish Prime Minister agrees to meet protest leaders

Despite the conciliatory gesture, Erdogan warned: “Illegal demonstrations will not be allowed anymore in Turkey.”

Young, urban women: the face of Turkey’s protest movement

Meet the women on the frontline of Turkey’s mass anti-government protests. Their grievances include proposals to limit abortion rights, tighten rules for morning-after poll and ban late-night sale of alcohol.

# turkey - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Column: Solidarity is vital to show Turkish protesters the world is watching

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy travelled to Istanbul to see the protests first-hand – and in his diary from the visit he tells us that the response from the country’s Prime Minister has been “brutal”.

The Evening Fix… now with added Simon Cowell egging

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Turkey PM Erdogan warns patience ‘has limit’ as protests flare

The Prime Minister went on the offensive as thousands of protestors gathered in three cities.

Column: Modern Turkey is torn between Ataturk’s legacy and Erdogan’s vision

The riots of the past week may mean the Turkish people have finally found a voice for themselves against the yoke of their masters – be they secular or religious, writes Eric Daly.

Does it spread? 22 powerful images of civil unrest In Pictures This post contains images

Does it spread? 22 powerful images of civil unrest takes a look back at some of the violence and protests seen across the world in the past three years.

# turkey - Friday 7 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

We’ve almost arrived at the weekend. But before we get there, here are nine things you should know.

Turkey: Supporters of PM threaten to ‘crush’ protesters

Erdogan has just returned from an official trip and called for an immediate end to mass protests against his rule.

# turkey - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Turkey: After four days away, Prime Minister returns home to protests

Two are dead and thousands are reported injured after six days of clashes between those protesting against PM Erdogan and security forces.

# turkey - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Column: In Istanbul, citizens remain united and committed to peaceful protest

Writing from Istanbul, Arlene Crilly says protesters have a strong sense of solidarity – and remain hopeful that peaceful demonstrations will triumph over the heavy-handed tactics of the government.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know this morning…

Despite apology protests enter sixth day in Turkey

Police have used tear gas and water cannon on demonstrators who have ignored warnings to disperse in several major cities including Istanbul and Ankara.

# turkey - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Turkey: Deputy PM apologises for violence against protesters

The Turkish government has this evening apologised for the use of force against protesters – but that hasn’t stopped them from demonstrating.

Explainer: What is going on in Turkey?

After five days of protests, two dead and now strike action by public sector workers, explores just what is happening in the country of 75 million people.

Two dead in government crackdown as Turkish union calls two-day strike

Around a quarter-of-a-million public sector workers are going on strike today as protests against the government continue.

# turkey - Monday 3 June, 2013

Turkey: Protester dies as car crashes into group of demonstrators

A 20-year-old man has died after being hit by a taxi which rammed into a group of demonstrators occupying a highway in Istanbul.

Turkish PM maintains hard stance as protests enter fourth day Turkey This post contains videos

Turkish PM maintains hard stance as protests enter fourth day

The hackivist group Anonymous took down several Turkish government websites last night, condemning the “censorship of social media and other communication” methods.

Irish overseas property firm announces 25 new jobs

An property firm specialising in Irish-owned overseas sales has announced the creation of 25 new jobs over the next two years.

# turkey - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Anti-government protests rage for second day in Istanbul

Anti-government protests also spread to other cities.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Welcome to the long weekend. Here are nine things to know as you get started.

# turkey - Friday 31 May, 2013

Tear gas, water cannons used on protesters trying to stop Turkish park being turned into shopping mall

Turkish police have been criticised for their heavy-handed approach to the protesters at Gezi Park in Istanbul.

# turkey - Sunday 26 May, 2013

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# turkey - Friday 17 May, 2013

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.