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Turkey mining explosion: death toll reaches 282, over 150 miners still missing

Rescue teams have recovered more victims from a coal mine in western Turkey, raising the death toll in Turkey’s worst mining disaster to 282, a government minister said Thursday. While Turkey searches for survivors from the mining explosions, protests return to the streets in Turkeyphoto twitter Hopes are fleeting for some 150 other miners trapped More...

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By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Turkey officials release bird suspected of ‘spying’ for Israel after x-ray test

Authorities in eastern Turkey have cleared a small bird detained on suspicions of spying for Israel. Turkish authorities released the bird after X-rays showed it was not embedded with surveillance equipment, newspapers More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 5th, 2013
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Besir Atalay, Turkish Deputy PM, blames Israel ‘Jewish Diaspora’ for civil unrest and protests

One of Turkey’s deputy prime ministers, Besir Atalay, tried to deflect attention from protests against Turkey’s Islamist government, blaming Jews and Israel. Days after the comments Atalay now blames the media More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 17th, 2013
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Turkey protests result in over 400 more arrests, government warns against more ‘illegal demonstrations’

Turkish police detained 441 people in connection with clashes in Istanbul on Sunday between police and demonstrators protesting against the government, an official at the city’s bar association said on Monday. Throughout More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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Turkey protests erupt into more chaos of tear gas, water cannons and fireworks

A central square in Istanbul erupted through Tuesday and into Wednesday in an unsettling, chaotic scene of tear gas canisters and water cannons from police met by fireworks, metal banging and defiant chanting from More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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Erdogan says Turkey protesters are walking ‘arm-in-arm with terrorism’

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has accused anti-government protesters of walking “arm-in-arm with terrorism” after three days of some of the most violent riots in decades. Hundreds of police and More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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Protests in Turkey worsen, spreading to 67 cities, targeting Tayyip Erdogan more directly PHOTOS

While the mainstream media appears have not noticed the massive riots in the streets of Turkey and the rage that has  turned against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, PolicyMic published a collection of photos More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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Anti-government protests spread across Turkey, over 1000 arrested

After a brief lull on Saturday, widespread protests sparked off once more across Turkey as anti-government protestors came head to head with police. It all started with a peaceful protest over plans to redevelop More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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John McCain visits Syria, meets with rebels as Hezbollah terrorists assist Assad regime

Republican Sen. John McCain has quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with Syrian rebels. Rachael Dean, a spokeswoman for the politician, confirmed that the Arizona Republican made the visit. That said, she has More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 25th, 2013
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‘Kiss protest’ in Turkey pushes back on attack on couple kissing in public

Dozens of couples have locked lips at a subway stop in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, to protest subway authorities’ admonishment of a couple that kissed in public. Kissing became a topic in Turkey headlines More...


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