News and updates about Turkey Riots
Strikes, Demonstrations Continue Across Turkey
Demonstrations continued across Turkey Monday but slowly came under police control as thousands protested against the Erdogan government.
Turkish Police Clear Taksim Square Using Tear Gas
Within an hour of a warning from Erdogan, riot police clear Istanbul protesters with tear gas.
Erdogan Puts Park Development on Hold
The message from protesters have been received, says Turkey's Prime Minister after two weeks of riots.
Erdogan Willing to Hold Referendum
Turkish Prime Minister raises the possibility of bringing the issue of the demolition of Gezi Park to a referendum, says his spokesman.
Turkish Gov't vs. Twitter, Facebook
A spokesman for Turkey’s ruling AK Party on Wednesday labeled the Twitter social media website to be "deadlier than car bombs."
Turkey: Police Use Tear Gas as Riots Continue
Riot police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Istanbul; Erdogan says there will be "no more tolerance" for demonstrations.
Erdogan Agrees to Meet Protest Organizers
Turkish Prime Minister to meet with leaders of the protest movement behind the anti-government demonstrations.
Tensions Rising, Turkish Police Attack Protesters
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan orders police to "intervene" with protesters across the nation.
Tens of Thousands Hit Turkey's Streets
Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets of Turkish cities, challenging Erdogan’s call to end their civil uprising.
Erdogan Remains Defiant After a Week of Protests
Turkish Prime Minister says that the anti-government protests "are bordering on illegality" and must end.
Video: Violence Continues in Turkish Riots
Video shows police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse apparently peaceful demonstrators.
Fresh Violence As Turkey Protests Enter 6th Day
Turkish police use tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of protesters in Istanbul, Ankara and Hatay.
Erdogan Claims Situation in Turkey Calming Down
Turkish Prime Minister says the situation in his country is “now calming down”, despite a fourth day of violent protests.
Turkey Riots Enter Fourth Day
Demonstrators used a mechanical digger and trucks to break through police lines.