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From TheJournal.ie Turkey beefs up security on first anniversary of widespread protests Anniversary

Turkey beefs up security on first anniversary of widespread protests

The government has deployed thousands of riot police to enforce a ban on protests at Taksim Square, the epicentre of last year’s demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie "Bring a book, send a silent message..." The 'standing people' protest comes to Dublin Booking The Bankers

"Bring a book, send a silent message..." The 'standing people' protest comes to Dublin

Inspired by a campaign that started in Turkey’s Taksim Square and spread via social media, Irish people are being asked to ‘book the bankers’ at a demonstration tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey PM suggests referendum to end Istanbul park protest Turkey

Turkey PM suggests referendum to end Istanbul park protest

Erdogan says he is considering holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests, in his first major concession in nearly two weeks of anti-government unrest.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey unrest: 18 incredible images from today's protests Taksim Square This post contains images

Turkey unrest: 18 incredible images from today's protests

Amnesty International has called for meaningful discussions between government and protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Day before Turkish protesters to meet with PM, riot police retake Istanbul square Turkey

Day before Turkish protesters to meet with PM, riot police retake Istanbul square

The move by riot police, who used tear gas, came just hours after the government said that Recep Tayyip Erdogan would meet with protest leaders tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Young, urban women: the face of Turkey's protest movement Turkey

Young, urban women: the face of Turkey's protest movement

Meet the women on the frontline of Turkey’s mass anti-government protests. Their grievances include proposals to limit abortion rights, tighten rules for morning-after poll and ban late-night sale of alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Despite apology protests enter sixth day in Turkey Turkey

Despite apology protests enter sixth day in Turkey

Police have used tear gas and water cannon on demonstrators who have ignored warnings to disperse in several major cities including Istanbul and Ankara.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is going on in Turkey? Turkey

Explainer: What is going on in Turkey?

After five days of protests, two dead and now strike action by public sector workers, TheJournal.ie explores just what is happening in the country of 75 million people.

From TheJournal.ie Two dead in government crackdown as Turkish union calls two-day strike Turkey

Two dead in government crackdown as Turkish union calls two-day strike

Around a quarter-of-a-million public sector workers are going on strike today as protests against the government continue.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish PM maintains hard stance as protests enter fourth day Turkey This post contains videos

Turkish PM maintains hard stance as protests enter fourth day

The hackivist group Anonymous took down several Turkish government websites last night, condemning the “censorship of social media and other communication” methods.