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Berkin Elvan, a 15-year old victim of police violence dies today after 270 days of coma

Berkin Elvan, a 15-year old victim of police violence dies today after 270 days of coma

He was walking down the street going to a supermarket to buy bread. He had nothing to do with the protests. Berkin Elvan, a 15-year old boy died today, March 11, 2014. He was shot by a Turkish police officer ...

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Turkey 2014: A New Adventure by Lewis Carroll

Turkey 2014: A New Adventure by Lewis Carroll

The past few weeks in Turkey have been an absurdist’s lesson in how to create a tin pot state. Citizens have watched, appalled, as a problematic but working republic comes under ever-tighter, ever more blatant governmental control. Recently, this control ...

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Court orders NYPD to pay $360,000 for raid that destroyed Occupy Wall Street library

Court orders NYPD to pay $360,000 for raid that destroyed Occupy Wall Street library

A New York City court has ruled that the city shall pay $366,700 for a destructive raid on Occupy Wall Street’s Zuccotti Park encampment. Around 1 a.m. on Nov. 15, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered the NYPD to evict protestors — some of whom had ...

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Turkey Moves to Silence Dissenters, but With One Eye on Its Image Abroad

Turkey Moves to Silence Dissenters, but With One Eye on Its Image Abroad

Late one night last summer, at the height of antigovernment demonstrations sweeping Turkey, a group of protest leaders rushed to the home of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, the capital, to negotiate a solution to the growing crisis. ...

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Socialist International passes declaration on Gezi Park

Socialist International passes declaration on Gezi Park

Socialist International (SI) members who were gathered in Istanbul for their annual Council Meeting issued a declaration in support of the Gezi Park protesters’ demands on Nov. 12. The umbrella organization representing socialist parties from across the world described the ...

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EU to fault Turkey over protests but urge new talks

EU to fault Turkey over protests but urge new talks

A keenly awaited European Union report will criticize excessive use of force by Turkish police in tackling protests this year but urge the EU to breathe new life into Turkey’s faltering bid to join the 28-nation bloc. The executive European ...

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Furious Turks Are Back On the Protest Warpath

Furious Turks Are Back On the Protest Warpath

After the dramatic anti-regime protests that took place earlier this year, it seems the Turkish public have acquired a taste for resistance. This isn’t something the country’s police seem keen to encourage, unleashing violent crackdowns on the streets of Istanbul ...

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