Members of the Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions of Turkey (Disk) take part in a protest in central Ankara yesterday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Riot police and trade union members clashed in Istanbul and Ankara yesterday as Turkey’s deputy prime minister threatened the army could be deployed t(...)

Anti-government protesters shout slogans as they stand on barricades in Istanbul yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Turkish police detained 441 people in connection with clashes in Istanbul yesterday between police and demonstrators protesting against the government(...)

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine wave to supporters as they arrive at a rally of ruling AK party in Istanbul yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters/Murad Sezer

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared Turkey a country united in a belligerent speech before hundreds of thousands of supporters in(...)

Protesters in Gezi Park in Istanbul today, ahead of the police onslaught this evening. Photograph: Ed Ou/New York Times

Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas on protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park this evening.The police intervention came shortly (...)

A group of riot police officers are posted near Gezi Park in Istanbul on Thursday. Photograph: The New York Times

Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains defiant ahead of two planned pro-government rallies in Istanbul and Ankara this weekend.Unwaveri(...)

Protesters dance in Gezi park in Istanbul’s Taksim square early this morning despite being ordered yesterday by   Turkey’s ruling AK Party to leave  immediately. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan will meet today with members of a group opposed to the redevelopment of an Istanbul park in a bid to end two wee(...)

Anti-government protesters read books at Kizilay Square in Ankara yesterday. They gathered for the reading in an attempt to circumvent police bans against mass gatherings and protests in the capital. Photographj: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Representatives of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) said yesterday a referendum may be possible to decide the future status of Ge(...)

The Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bagis. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Turkey’s minister for EU affairs has rejected EU criticism of his government’s harsh crackdown on nationwide protests and claimed the demonstration(...)

Protesters run in panic as Turkish riot police returned to Istanbul’s Taksim Square yesterday. Riot police fired volleys of tear gas canisters into the square, the centre of protests against prime minister Tayyip Erdogan, driving thousands into narrow side streets, witnesses said. Photograph: Reuters/Yannis Behrakis

The epicentre of anti-government protests sweeping Turkey was tense last night ahead of anticipated talks between prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (...)

Protesters shout anti-government slogans as they gather for a demonstration at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday. Photograph: Osman Orsal

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday blamed continuing anti-government protests on forces he claimed were attempting to sabotage the (...)

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