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Where is the BDS Movement in the face of the Turkish Stalinist purge?

Where is the BDS Movement in the face of  the Turkish Stalinist purge?

Strikes, Demonstrations Continue Across Turkey

Demonstrations continued across Turkey Monday but slowly came under police control as thousands protested against the Erdogan government.

Strikes, Demonstrations Continue Across Turkey

Turkish Police Clear Taksim Square Using Tear Gas

Within an hour of a warning from Erdogan, riot police clear Istanbul protesters with tear gas.

Turkish Police Clear Taksim Square Using 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 Puts Park Development on Hold

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.

Erdogan Willing to Hold Referendum Over Protesters' Demand

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."

Turkish Gov't on the Warpath Against Twitter, Facebook

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.

Turkey: Police Use Tear Gas as Riots Continue

Erdogan Agrees to Meet Protest Organizers

Turkish Prime Minister to meet with leaders of the protest movement behind the anti-government demonstrations.

Erdogan Agrees to Meet Protest Organizers

Tensions Rising, Turkish Police Attack Protesters

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan orders police to "intervene" with protesters across the nation.

Tensions Rising, Turkish Police Attack Protesters Overnight

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.

Tens of Thousands Hit Turkey's Streets as Protests Continue

Erdogan Remains Defiant After a Week of Protests

Turkish Prime Minister says that the anti-government protests "are bordering on illegality" and must end.

Erdogan Remains Defiant After a Week of Protests

Video: Violence Continues in Turkish Riots

Video shows police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse apparently peaceful demonstrators.

Video: Violence Continues in Turkish Riotsplayer

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.

Fresh Violence Erupts As Turkey Protests Enter 6th Day

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.

Erdogan Claims Situation in Turkey Calming Down

Turkey Riots Enter Fourth Day

Demonstrators used a mechanical digger and trucks to break through police lines.

Turkey Riots Enter Fourth Day