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Dozens held in Turkey, silent protester goes viral

Dozens held in Turkey, silent protester goes viral

Istanbul, Reuters—A lone, silent vigil by a man in Istanbul inspired copycat protests on Tuesday, as police detained dozens of people across Turkey in an operation linked to three weeks of often violent demonstrations against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Overnight...
Opinion: The Arab Spring dubbed in Turkish

Opinion: The Arab Spring dubbed in Turkish

Syrian state-run media outlets, and other loyal news agencies, were awash with funny comparisons during their coverage of the protests in Turkey. They described the use of water cannons and tear gas by Turkish security forces as being “brutal.” How terrible water must...
Opinion: Which Erdoğan do you see?

Opinion: Which Erdoğan do you see?

When protests suddenly kicked off at Taksim Square in the Turkish city of Istanbul, many thought the situation was akin to that in Tunisia, Egypt and Syria at the beginning of their revolutions. Hastily formed opinions made themselves heard; an Egyptian said that he...