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Turkish riot police beating a helpless man in Istanbul, June 2nd, 2013
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Mehmet Ali does not own the land on which his shanty house sits in Istanbul's Okmeydani district. When he arrived here 45 years ago from Ankara in search of a better paying job, the area was untouched ground covered by mulberry tree groves. Today, Ali's single-storey, three-room house on Piyalepasa ...
A man prepares to launch a metal railing as Turkish demonstrators and Dutch riot police clash in Rotterdam, March 12, 2017. ... said there were no plans for the leading European Union (EU) nation to receive a visit by Erdogan who vies for votes from hundreds of thousands of German Turks maintaining ties with Turkey.

Thousands of anti-government protesters have rallied defiantly in the Armenian capital Yerevan after riot police seized their leader. Nikol Pashinyan ... He has been accused of failing to address continuing tensions with Azerbaijan and Turkey, as well as widespread poverty at home. His government has ...
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on April 16 organized sit-ins to protest Turkey's ongoing state of emergency, declared shortly after the July ... In Istanbul, police prevented members of the CHP from staging the protest in Taksim Square, while riot police and water cannon vehicles were ...
Riot police arrest a man during a protest in Istanbul in January against Turkey's military operation in Afrin. ... The UN office reported incidents of Turkish security forces targeting Kurdish civilians for perceived connections with the PKK – threatening, killing, sexually assaulting women, torture, blocking ...
Turkish riot police officers arrest a woman during an anti-government rally in Istanbul on January 2018. ... “Routine extensions of the state of emergency in Turkey have led to profound human rights violations against hundreds of thousands of people,” including the arrest of 160,000 people and dismissal of ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday visited the Kurdish cities of Mardin and Diyarbakir where he attended provincial ... A woman shouts at Turkish riot police as they detain her during a rally for women's rights in Ankara, March 4, 2018. (Photo: ...
As the fighting raged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had a meeting with neighborhood heads in the capital Ankara. Erdoğan stated that the “utmost care” is being taken to avoid harming civilians during the “Operation Olive Branch” against Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, (YPG), militants ...
Pro-Kurdish protesters demonstrating against Turkey's military offensive in the Kurdish-led Afrin region in northern Syria scuffled with Turks and German police at the airport of the western city of ... Riot police were said to have led several men away, but there were no official reports of arrests or injuries.
Since an attempted coup in 2016, the Turkish government has cracked down on opposition, civil society and minorities. At least 50,000 people have been arrested over the past two years and hundreds of civil society organizations shuttered. Multiple protests have been banned, dispersed or both, as Turkey ...
After the marchers ignored calls to disperse, Turkish riot police fired tear gas and detained about 15 women, Agence France-Presse reports, citing Turkey's private Dogan News Agency. The marchers mainly came from a women's rights-focused NGO called Ankara Women's Platform. They reportedly held ...
Turkish police on Sunday fired tear gas to break up a women's rights march in Ankara with some 15 protesters reportedly detained. The protesters, mainly from the Ankara Women's Platform, a NGO promoting women's rights, had gathered in the Turkish capital for the march called ahead of International ...
Riot police were deployed on the island of Lesbos as desperate migrants called for better conditions and permission to travel to mainland Europe. ... Arrivals have slowed significantly since a European Union deal with Turkey in 2016 but a steady flow is putting pressure on island facilities. Its main camp ...
Besiktas Portuguese midfielder Ricardo Quaresma (4th R) prepares to kick a corner shot as Turkish anti riot police officers (L) hold their shields to protect players from objects potentially thrown from the tribunes, during the Ziraat Turkish Cup semi final second leg football match between Fenerbahce and ...
He was one of 31 students arrested last month for protesting against pro-government students who were handing out sweets to celebrate Turkey's military victory against ... Riot police in armoured vehicles entered the campus and broke up a demonstration, arrested Akan and locked her in a police van.
After several hours of upheaval, riot police officers intervened early Monday, transporting the migrants by bus back to the overcrowded camps. ... The upheaval on Lesbos came a few days after a Greek court ruled that migrants reaching the Aegean Islands from Turkey should not be prohibited from traveling ...
Turkish liberals commemorated the Armenian massacres this week but, for the first time, had to contend with a big drop in turnout and the police banning the word ... “There is a correlation between commemorating the Armenian genocide and the level of democracy and freedom today in Turkey,” he said.

Turkish anti-riot police officers detain a woman during an anti-government demonstration on January 21, 2018 in Istanbul. ... Nils Melzer, the UN special rapporteur on torture, said beatings, electrical shocks and threats were allegedly practiced against prisoners in Turkey and Ankara was failing to clarify the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A spokesperson for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday revealed that his boss had ordered the Justice ... A Turkish anti-riot police officer steps on a rainbow flag during a rally staged by the LGBTQ community on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul, June 19, 2016.
Turkish riot police arrested a woman at a rally protesting the military operation in Afrin in January. File photo: AFP. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkey has detained more than 2,100 suspects in just one week during nationwide counter-terrorism operations, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday.
In addition to Syria, those included Ankara's complaints against a U.S.-based Turkish cleric whom Erdogan accuses of fomenting a failed 2016 coup, U.S. ... In addition to concerns about the Turks buying a system that is not compatible with the alliance's equipment, Turkey could face sanctions under U.S. ...
Riot police block the entrance of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) office in order to prevent party members to go out for a demonstration in the ... Ankara: Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party elected new leaders on Sunday, at a congress that party officials said authorities had tried to stop by ...
A group of journalists said Turkish police beat them and threatened them with rape during a raid on the office of a pro-Kurdish newspaper in Istanbul. ... At the first hearing on Friday, nine of the journalists said riot police officers beat them during their arrest and threatened one with rape, Turkish newspaper ...
Riot police detain a demonstrator during a protest against Turkey's military operation in Syria's Afrin region. ... Authorities on Tuesday detained eight members of the Turkish Medical Association's (TTB) central council who had denounced Ankara's military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, state ...
Turkey has been accused of harboring some Islamist militants. A left-wing Turkish newspaper, Evrensel, accused the government of allowing an ISIS cell leader responsible for one of the country's worst terror attacks back and forth across the Georgian border. Turkish officials dismiss such allegations.
Turkish anti-riot police officers arrest demonstrators during a rally called by the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) members to protest against Turkey's “Olive ... Amnesty International has warned that human rights violations and a clampdown on freedom of speech are likely to persist in Turkey as long as the ...
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan called it a “genocide” in a speech on Saturday while in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta, hundred of ...
'All the roads are blocked': The Afghans stuck in Turkey ... He's a Turkish citizen, unlike many of his customers who are undocumented in the country. .... to protests by locals that were quelled by riot police using tear gas.
Dozens of heavily armed riot police and plainclothes police officers began making arrests. With the condition of the two hunger strikers ...
After singing the Turkish national anthem, the crowd dispersed upon a ... Police, supported by additional riot police sent from nearby districts, ...
As Turkey strives to enhance its domestic defense industry, riot police are following the same route and have begun training domestically bred ...
Riot police have dispersed a small group of far-right protesters after .... Turkey's president has condemned the van attack in Barcelona, Spain, ... Turkish media reports that 33-year-old Turkish businessman Emre Eroglu was ...
Riot police stand guard during a demonstration in solidarity with the jailed members of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet outside a ...
KENYA – Protests Heat up Over Elections: Riot police walk past burning ... ENGLAND – Fiery Victory: Turkey's Ramil Guliyev celebrates after ...
There's no doubt about it, Turkey is home to some of the most stunning ... Kurdistan militants had driven a car bomb at riot police outside one of ... Volkan lost everything: 'I don't think that [Turkish] tourism will ever go back to its ...
... protesting plan to demolish public park for carpark in Turkey's south ... of the park early on July 31 alongside water cannons and riot-police.
Turkey says in the course of a single week it has detained 1,098 ... Turkish riot police detain a protester during a demonstration against the ...
Riot police have charged protestors in Dalston, Hackney, North London, after ... The youth went into the Turkish-run Yours Locally convenience store where he ...
We were held by heavily armed riot police at the side of the road for nearly an hour ... The definition of terrorism in the Turkish legal system is notoriously widely ... She is an ethnic Turk and longstanding figure on the political left. ... A year on from the attempted coup in Turkey the HDP are keeping their eyes ...
[Turkish riot police detained demonstrators who gather at Besiktas to ... Workshop on Turkey and Latin America in Comparative Perspective, ...
In retrospect, Turkey's welcoming of Syrian refugees is an almost ... a young Syrian man had cat-called a Turkish woman, with riot police using ...
Turkish riot police use tear gas to disperse protesters during a demonstration ... Turkey has also outlawed the Gulen movement, his large ...
Istanbul: A Turkish official says 44 people suspected of planning ... of a car bomb attack on a bus carrying riot police last June that killed 11.
... Karlov was a 22-year-old member of Ankara's riot police, it has emerged. ... Originally from the town of Soke in western Turkey near the Aegean Sea ... Allegations by an unnamed senior Turkish security official of "very ...
Turkey's latest decree under a continued state of emergency grants the ... Turkish riot police secure the entrance of the Supreme Electoral ...
Things only calmed down when riot police were called in with three arrests being made. Although there were no serious injuries, a woman and a child were taken to the nearby 'Skylitseio' Chios hospital ... Meanwhile, also in the early hours of Thursday ...
While Turkey's recent political and social events have received a lot of media attention and are particularly disturbing, it is important to remember that many of Turkey's citizens have spent their whole lives under the rule of the Justice and ...
The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors.
The Hague - Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb appealed for calm on Tuesday among the Dutch city's sizeable Turkish community, amid an international row over a referendum aimed at expanding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers. The mayor's call ...
Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya on Friday described how Dutch police treated her like a terrorist and held her at gunpoint when they barred her from ...


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