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Erdogan’s ominous message

In a speech today, Prime Minister Erdogan seemed to suggest that the excessive force thus far employed by Turkish security forces would only intensify going forward, warning that the protests would be ended within 24 hours: “We have not responded … Continue reading

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Abuses against protestors in Turkey: Amnesty calls for Urgent Action [Updated]

With tens of thousands of protestors crossing by foot across the bridge connecting the Asian and European sides of the city it is clear that the protests in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey are intensifying.  News reports indicate that “police … Continue reading

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