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Bystander killed as Turkey police clash with protesters

A Turkish man who was shot in the head as police clashed with protesters in Istanbul has died of his injuries.
BBC: May 23, 2014

Turkish police detain 18 in mine disaster probe

Turkish police have detained 18 people, including mine company executives, as part of an investigation into last week's deadly coal mine disaster in western Turkey.
May 18, 2014

Turkey mine fire death toll climbs, as PM Erdogan comes under pressure

"If you boo the country's prime minister, you get slapped," Turkey's PM says in video
CNN: May 17, 2014

Protests escalate over Turkish mine deaths

Turkish police fired water cannon and tear gas Friday to disperse several thousand protesters in the town of Soma, where close to 300 people died in the country's worst ever mining disaster this week.
May 16, 2014

Greek Cypriots in Turkey-held north 'visitors in own village'

Theodoros was one of only hundreds of Greek Cypriots who stayed put as the "enclaved" in their villages when Turkey seized northern Cyprus in 1974 and have faced isolation ever since.
AFP: May 15, 2014

Protests erupt after Turkish mine disaster

The death toll in a coal mine disaster in western Turkey increased to 238, with 80 more injured, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday after visiting the mine in Soma, southwest of Istanbul.
May 14, 2014

205 dead, hundreds trapped in Turkey coal mine fire

Turkey's energy minister says the death toll from an electrical explosion and fire Tuesday at a coal mine in western Turkey has risen to 205.
May 14, 2014

Turkey refuses to pay Cyprus invasion damages

Turkey has announced that it has no plans to pay 90 million euros ($124 million) to Cyprus as ordered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in compensation for its invasion of the island 40 years ago.
Press TV: May 13, 2014

Turkey to pay $124 million to compensate Greek Cypriots

30 million euros to go to families of people who disappeared after invasion, rest to enclaved Greek Cypriots on Karpas peninsula.
Middle East Online: May 13, 2014

Freedom in the digital age

By banning ideas that seem insulting to the dominant way of thinking we risk missing out on useful ones. We risk social stagnation and decline.
Paschos Mandravelis: May 6, 2014