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The government of Turkey says it is lifting a recent ban on Twitter after a court ruling declared that the ban violated freedom of expression. From the Associated Press: Turkey’s government said Thursday it is lifting its ban on Twitter, a day after the country’s...

Demolition can move forward in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park in Istanbul, Turkey, according to an administrative court’s ruling. From Hurriyet Daily News: An Istanbul administrative court has unanimously overturned a lower court’s stay of order ruling on planned construction on Istanbul’s Gezi Park, allowing the...

In a June decision that was just published Wednesday, a Turkish court ruled that plans to redevelop Istanbul’s Taksim Square and adjacent Gezi Park must be canceled.  The site was a trigger point for protests that grew into a larger anti-government movement, fueled by opposition to...

Since May 31st, protests have raged in Turkey as demonstrations against demolition of an area in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park gave way to a larger anti-government movement.  Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been cracking down through police force as the weeks have gone on.  But...

The government of Turkey has found the culprit for the Gezi Park protest movement. It’s not government policies which suppress freedom and attempt to wipe out Turkey’s secular history, while pushing the nation to creeping Islamization of previously secular institutions. It’s The Twitter. Welcome to...

Protests in Turkey continue this week, as pressure mounts from government for the protests to stop.  Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told party leaders Thursday, “We have arrived at the end of our patience.” From FOX News: Turkey’s prime minister issued a “final warning” to...

As Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan returns to his country from a visit to north Africa, protesters will continue to demand his apology for the police crackdown that has responded to the week’s raging protests. A police officer died Thursday after falling into an...

UPDATE 6/1 – 11:00am EST: We have moved live coverage to this link. Taksim Square’s Gezi Park  in Istanbul, Turkey has erupted into a scene of chaos this afternoon, after protesters who have been demonstrating there throughout the day clashed with Turkish police.  The protests...