Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish Protesters Dispersed by Police Tear Gas

Water cannons and tear gas helped Turkish police to disperse demonstrators marking the first anniversary of Gezi Park protests.

Taskim Square in Istanbul, Turkey's biggest cities, was virtually sealed off by 25 000 police preventing citizens from reaching the venue. Armored vehicles had been also deployed to safeguard a ban on gatherings this weekend imposed by the government.

Gov’t works on ‘clear road map’ for Kurdish peace bid

Beşir Atalay has said the government is preparing to intensify the process through bold steps Refuting the presence of any stagnation along the resolution/peace process, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay has said the government is preparing to intensify the process through bold steps.

Israel waiting for gesture

“The heart has reasons that reason cannot know” is a famous saying of French philosopher Blaise Pascal. It was quoted by Yaşar Yakış, former foreign minister during the first Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, when he visited the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) last week to speak at a closed event.

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