Kurdish protests in Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37307/all en 1,000s at funeral of Egyptians killed in Port Said clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/1000s-at-funeral-egyptians-killed-port-said-clashes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands took to the streets in the Egyptian canal city of Port Said on Monday for the funeral procession of three people killed in overnight clashes with police, live television images showed.</p> <p>"The interior ministry (officials) are cowards!" the angry mourners chanted and called on Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to "leave".</p> <p>Five people, including two policemen, were killed in the clashes that erupted on Sunday night between security forces and protesters in the restive city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/1000s-at-funeral-egyptians-killed-port-said-clashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kurdish protests in Turkey AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:15:37 +0000 5772767 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Violent protests erupt for second day in Egypt's Port Said http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-2-violent-protests-erupt-second-day-egypts-port-said <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hundreds of people wounded in two days of clashes</p> <p>* Six dead after Sunday protests include three policemen</p> <p>* Demonstrations have erupted in Port Said since January</p> <p>* Security HQ, police cars set alight by protesters</p> <p>* Detention of dozens after soccer riot spark demonstrations (Updates number of deaths, adds military statement, Port Said)</p> <p>By Yousri Mohamed</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-2-violent-protests-erupt-second-day-egypts-port-said" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Hosni Mubarak Impact of the Arab Spring Kurdish protests in Turkey Law Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:31:18 +0000 5773026 at http://www.globalpost.com Police and protesters clash anew in Egypt's Port Said http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-and-protesters-clash-anew-egypts-port-said <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fresh clashes broke out on Tuesday between police and protesters in the restive Suez Canal city of Port Said, where six people were killed at the weekend, an AFP journalist said.</p> <p>Tension was running high around the main security building which was set ablaze on Monday, with anti-riot police firing tear gas at protesters hurling Molotov cocktails.</p> <p>"We hate the police. We don't want them around anymore!" Shaaban, 25, shouted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-and-protesters-clash-anew-egypts-port-said" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kurdish protests in Turkey Political riots AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:01:00 +0000 5773988 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq security forces kill protester: activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/iraq-security-forces-kill-protester-activists-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iraqi security forces fired on anti-government protesters in the main northern city of Mosul on Friday, killing at least one and wounding others, activists said.</p> <p>"Fire from police and the army in Al-Ahrar Square resulted in the killing of a protester," spokesman for the demonstrators Ghazi al-Faisal said, identifying the dead man as Mahmud Saleh Yassin.</p> <p>Hamad Salman, the head of the coordinating committees for the protests in Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital, also reported deadly fire against the demonstrators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/iraq-security-forces-kill-protester-activists-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Impact of the Arab Spring Iraqi insurgency Kurdish protests in Turkey Social Issues War AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:02:00 +0000 5777231 at http://www.globalpost.com Protesters claim win as police leave Istanbul square http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/protesters-claim-win-police-leave-istanbul-square <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of protesters in Istanbul were celebrating victory early Sunday after police withdrew from the square at the centre of one of the largest demonstrations against Turkey's Islamist-rooted government.</p> <p>Rights groups denounced police violence, with Amnesty International saying that there had been two deaths, while Turkey's Western allies Britain and the United States called on the government to show restraint.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/protesters-claim-win-police-leave-istanbul-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Kurdish protests in Turkey Labor Ottoman architecture Politics Social Issues Taksim Square Technology War AFP Sun, 02 Jun 2013 02:30:43 +0000 5850171 at http://www.globalpost.com Protesters celebrate after police leave Istanbul square http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130602/protesters-celebrate-after-police-leave-istanbul-square <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of protesters celebrated early Sunday after police withdrew from Istanbul's Taksim Square, the focal point of nationwide protests against Turkey's Islamist-rooted government.</p> <p>The government, while acknowledging some excesses by police in two days of clashes, called on the demonstrators to leave the streets after protests in 48 cities.</p> <p>Rights groups denounced police violence, with Amnesty International saying that there had been two deaths. Turkey's Western allies Britain and the United States have called for the government to exercise restraint.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130602/protesters-celebrate-after-police-leave-istanbul-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Kurdish protests in Turkey Labor Ottoman architecture Politics Social Issues Taksim Square Technology War AFP Sun, 02 Jun 2013 07:30:27 +0000 5850224 at http://www.globalpost.com Report: violence flares on 4th day of anti-government protest in Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130603/report-violence-flares-4th-day-anti-government-protest-turke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL - Violence has flared in Istanbul between a group of demonstrators and police on the fourth day of protests set off by a brutal police crackdown of a peaceful environmental protest.</p> <p>The private Dogan news agency said police fired tear gas at the group in an area close to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Istanbul offices on Monday. The protesters responded by hurling stones.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130603/report-violence-flares-4th-day-anti-government-protest-turke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Kurdish protests in Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan The Canadian Press Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:16:10 +0000 5850607 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodian police break up Nike factory protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130603/cambodian-police-break-nike-factory-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cambodian riot police on Monday broke up a protest by several thousand workers at a factory making clothes for US sportswear giant Nike and arrested eight people, labour activists said.</p> <p>Unionists accused the security forces of using excessive force and intimidation to quell the demo -- the latest in a series of outbreaks of worker unrest at factories producing goods for western brands.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130603/cambodian-police-break-nike-factory-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Impact of the Arab Spring Kurdish protests in Turkey Labor Political riots Politics Social Issues War AFP Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:01:03 +0000 5850696 at http://www.globalpost.com Police use tear gas on protesters in Istanbul, Ankara http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130604/police-use-tear-gas-protesters-istanbul-ankara-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police forces used tear gas and water cannon early on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of protesters in Istanbul and the capital Ankara on the sixth day of nationwide anti-government unrest, media reported.</p> <p>Demonstrators were trying to march on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's offices in both cities and defied warnings to disperse, according to media images and an AFP reporter.</p> <p>Clashes also took place in the southeastern city of Hatay on the border with Syria, where a 22-year-old protester died a day earlier after being wounded during a protest.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130604/police-use-tear-gas-protesters-istanbul-ankara-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Impact of the Arab Spring Kurdish protests in Turkey Political riots AFP Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:52:09 +0000 5851243 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey protesters defiant after government apology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130605/turkey-protesters-defiant-after-government-apology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fresh violence erupted early Wednesday as protesters defied a government plea to end days of deadly unrest, the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decade-long rule.</p> <p>Police used tear gas and water cannon on hundreds of protesters, who ignored warnings to disperse in Istanbul, Ankara and the southeastern city of Hatay, where a young protester died a day earlier.</p> <p>"You are being unfair to us, that is enough!" one protester was seen yelling at the police after warnings to quit an area close to Erdogan's Istanbul office.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130605/turkey-protesters-defiant-after-government-apology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Government Health Kurdish protests in Turkey Labor Law Politics Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:39:38 +0000 5851392 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey PM urges end to protests, tells supporters to 'go home' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/turkey-pm-urges-end-protests-tells-supporters-go-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an immediate end to mass protests against his rule Friday, but urged supporters to "go home" after they staged a major show of strength welcoming him back from an overseas trip.</p> <p>Waving Turkish flags and chanting "We will die for you, Erdogan" and "Let us go crush them all", supporters of the premier's Justice and Development Party (AKP) displayed their support after keeping largely silent during seven days of violent anti-government demonstrations across the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/turkey-pm-urges-end-protests-tells-supporters-go-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Kurdish protests in Turkey Politics Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Recep Tayyip Erdogan Technology War AFP Fri, 07 Jun 2013 05:20:19 +0000 5852187 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey PM braces for showdown with protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/turkey-pm-braces-showdown-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan braced on Friday for a showdown with angry protesters after loyalists rallied in his support, risking a potential escalation of a week of deadly unrest.</p> <p>Greeted by thousands of cheering supporters as he landed back in Istanbul in the early hours from an overseas trip, the prime minister defied the protesters rallying against him and his conservative reforms as he fought to settle the sharpest challenge yet to his decade-long rule.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/turkey-pm-braces-showdown-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Kurdish protests in Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Recep Tayyip Erdogan Technology AFP Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:25:54 +0000 5852303 at http://www.globalpost.com Main events in deadly Turkey unrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/main-events-deadly-turkey-unrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallies supporters after riot police again clash with thousands of anti-government demonstrators in a second week of nationwide unrest.</p> <p>Three people have died in the protests against Erdogan and his Islamic-leaning Justice and Development Party (AKP), in power since 2002.</p> <p>Following are the main events of the past days:</p> <p>- May 28: A peaceful local protest begins against plans to redevelop Gezi Park, near Taksim Square in Istanbul.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/main-events-deadly-turkey-unrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kurdish protests in Turkey Labor Ottoman architecture Recep Tayyip Erdogan Taksim Square Technology AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 22:32:38 +0000 5853836 at http://www.globalpost.com Police tear gas anti-government protesters in Ankara http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/police-tear-gas-anti-government-protesters-ankara <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Riot police in the Turkish capital Ankara fired tear gas overnight Wednesday to disperse demonstrators challenging the Islamic-rooted government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. </p> <p>Some 2,000 protesters gathered in the central Tunali street, chanting anti-government slogans, said an AFP photographer who saw police arrest a car driver for sounding his horn in support of the demonstrators. </p> <p>ml-fo/pvh</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Kurdish protests in Turkey AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:42:18 +0000 5856829 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish response to protests 'much too harsh': Merkel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/turkish-response-protests-much-too-harsh-merkel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she was shocked by Turkey's violent crackdown on protests in major cities, saying it "was much too harsh".</p> <p>"There were horrible images in which one could see that the approach was much too harsh in my view," Merkel told commercial broadcaster RTL in reaction to news coverage of riot police breaking up demonstrations in Istanbul and the capital Ankara.</p> <p>"What is happening in Turkey at the moment does not meet with our ideas of freedom of assembly, (or) freedom of expression," she said. "I am in any case shocked."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/turkish-response-protests-much-too-harsh-merkel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Kurdish protests in Turkey Politics Recep Tayyip Erdoğan AFP Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:30:23 +0000 5858659 at http://www.globalpost.com