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48 hours on the streets with Istanbul's protesters

ISTANBUL, Turkey — At 7:40a.m. on Tuesday 11 March 2014 a Twitter feed notified followers that 15-year-old Berkin Elvan had died after spending 269 days in a coma, unconscious since being struck in the head by a tear gas canister fired by police on 16 June 2013, in Okmeydanı, the Istanbul neighborhood where he lived. In the four days since his death — which brings the toll from last summer’s protests up to nine — country-wide demonstrations have rocked an already tense Turkey

From breadseller to prime minister: The rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ISTANBUL — For the past month, Erdogan’s government has been embroiled in a scandal over illicit property deals that has claimed three government ministers and dozens of members of parliament. The scandal has also raised fears that Erdogan may not be the democratic role-model Western governments and investors had held him to be.

Taksim Square: Turkish Court reverses disputed park project

A Turkish court has canceled the building project in Istanbul's Taksim Square that was the catalyst of last month's protests.

Let them drink yogurt! Turkey's parliament tightens alcohol sale restrictions

Turkey's parliament passed a bill tightening the sale and advertising of alcohol Friday.

Syria denies role in Turkey car bombing that killed at least 46 people (PHOTOS)

Syrian government officials have denied the country's role in a deadly car bombing in southern Turkey.

Syria denies role in Turkey car bombing that killed at least 46 people

Syrian government officials have denied the country's role in a deadly car bombing in southern Turkey.

Raw Feed: Kurds mourn murdered activist Sakine Cansiz but support peace.

The bodies of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan, and Leyla Saylemez returned home to Turkey's Kurdish region after the three women were murdered in Paris. Of the thousands who gathered for their funerals, many said they support peace talks with Turkey.

Turkey has some serious human rights issues

A number of right groups have sent an open letter to President Obama asking for a firmer hand dealing with Turkey. We lay out what the problems are.
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sits in Parliament on December 10, 2012. Erdogan has been behind many repressive new laws that human rights groups say violate political freedoms. ( ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In an open letter to President Obama today, a number of rights organizations expressed their concern with the continuing human rights situation in Turkey, specifically calling on the administration to take a stronger hand with Prime Minister Erdogan.

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US to send troops, Patriot missiles to Turkey over Syria conflict

Patriot anti-ballistic missile batteries along with 400 US troops will be deployed in Turkey, US officials confirmed.

Captured Turkish journalist Cuneyt Unal released in Syria

Cuneyt Unal was released three months ago after he was captured by government troops in Syria.
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