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Turkish police fires tear gas on labor right protesters, on Labor Day

By Yesim Dikmen and Mehmet Emin Caliskan ISTANBUL, May 1 – Police in Istanbul fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a group of May Day demonstrators on Monday, a Reuters witness said, as authorities detained more than 200 people at protests around the city. Protests for May Day, the international workers’ holiday,

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After Failed Coup, Erdogan Vows to Build Barracks in Central Istanbul

ISTANBUL, July 19 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Tuesday to revive plans for an Istanbul park that sparked anti-government protests in 2013, saying a failed coup bid would not stop a series of building projects, risking further polarisation in the country. “God willing, first we will build historically appropriate barracks at Taksim, whether

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