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Police use force to disperse May Day demonstrators at Taksim Square, after some 30 members of Turkey's Communist Party launched a blitz to enter the square by leaving a nearby hotel, running. DHA photo

Tense May Day in Istanbul

Police in Istanbul have fired tear gas and rubber bullets as protests marked May Day, a traditional time for demonstrations in Turkey’s largest city. Clashes were reported near Istanbul’s Taksim...

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Turkey Mine Disaster Trial Begins

The trial into Turkey’s worst mine disaster in modern history began on Monday, with dozens of people charged with negligence. The mine disaster in Soma, in western Turkey, killed 301...