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#Gezi Park

# gezi-park - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Turkey beefs up security on first anniversary of widespread protests

The government has deployed thousands of riot police to enforce a ban on protests at Taksim Square, the epicentre of last year’s demonstrations.

# gezi-park - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Turkish authorities accused of sexual abuse and severe beating of protesters

A report by Amnesty International also recorded examples of police firing plastic bullets directly at protesters’ heads.

# gezi-park - 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.

# gezi-park - 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.

# gezi-park - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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.

# gezi-park - 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.

# gezi-park - 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.

# gezi-park - 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.