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Turkey’s PM bans traditional May Day rallies on Taksim Square

Source: The National Newspaper

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A similiar decision led to violent clashes that were followed by a wave of anti-government protests la ...
Full article at: The National Newspaper 1 day ago, 9:46am CDT
 


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Turkey PM bans May Day rallies on Taksim Square

Source: Lebanon Daily Star

Super Lig - Istanbul feature
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not allow May Day gatherings on Istanbul's Taksim Square, the scene of protests that have dogged ...
Full article at: Lebanon Daily Star 1 day ago, 6:33am CDT
 

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Turkey PM bans May Day rallies on Taksim Square

Source: Asia One

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ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he would not allow May Day gatherings on Istanbul's Taksim Square, the scene of protests that have dogged the government for months.A similar decision in May last year to ban the use of the square - a traditional and symbolic rallying point - led to violent clashes between police and protesters which were followed by a wave of nationwide anti-government demonstrations in June."Those who i ...
Full article at: Asia One 1 day ago, 6:13am CDT
 

Police use tear gas against May Day activists in Istanbul (PHOTOS)

Source: Russia Today

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“Taksim Square is the May Day square,” declared a conglomerate of trade unions – including the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DISK) and the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK) – as security forces called on activists to host their May 1 event at Istiklal Street instead of Taksim Gezi Park. As the May Day Committee attempted to announce its May 1 march, police prevented the group from reading out t ...
Full article at: Russia Today 1 day ago, 10:50pm CDT
 

14 arrested in Istanbul as police use tear gas against protesting football fans (PHOTOS)

Source: Russia Today

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Demonstrators aimed to march from Galatasaray Square to the city's famous Taksim Square to show their disapproval of the electronic ticket system that was introduced by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) earlier this week. However, the protesters didn't even manage to complete half of their march. Police intervened as protesters approached Istiklal Avenue, located just 300 meters from the starting point of the march, and refused to peacefully leave th ...
Full article at: Russia Today 2 days ago, 7:28pm CDT
 

America Needs A Tahrir Square

Source: Fact or Design

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The U.S. has let the public square become a metaphor. That can't be good for our democracy.Maidan Square in Kiev. Taksim Square in Istanbul. Tahrir Square in Cairo. Recent democratic movements around the globe have risen, or crashed and burned, on the hard pavement of vast urban public squares. The media largely has focused on the role of social media technology in these movements. But too few observers have considered the significance of the empty public spaces them ...
Full article at: Fact or Design 6 days ago, 7:00am CDT
 

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