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Turkish police fire teargas to disperse hundreds in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police fired teargas in Istanbul on Wednesday to disperse several hundred people protesting against the police crackdown on last month's anti-government demonstrations, local media reported. Full story

In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs

Turkish startups receive substantial support from the government, yet many entrepreneurs disagree with state policies, writes Case Western's Michael Goldberg. Full story

Turkish police detain seven protesters in and around Istanbul park

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained three people on Sunday after a group of protesters tried to hold an Islamic fast-breaking meal in a park in central Istanbul that has been the flashpoint for anti-government demonstrations. Full story

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to sue Times for publishing critical letter

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Friday threatened to sue the Times of London for publishing an open letter by a group of celebrities, academics and others criticizing his handling of anti-government protests. Full story

Turkey to warn Syrian Kurdish group over 'dangerous' moves: PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's intelligence agency will warn the head of a Syrian Kurdish group that has seized control of areas of northern Syria near the Turkish border that it is taking "wrong and dangerous" steps, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Full story

Growth in Turkish tourism slowed sharply during unrest

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Visitor arrivals to Turkey rose at the slowest pace in seven months in June when weeks of anti-government protests shook major cities, although tourism in the country's coastal resorts was much less severely affected. Full story

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  Police try to break up Turkey protest

In Turkey, police used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the thousands who gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square to memorialize the recent deaths of anti-government protestors there. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  Protesters locked inside hotel lobby with tear gas

An NBC News crew witnessed Turkish riot police force protesters into an Istanbul hotel before lobbing in tear gas on June 15, 2013. The thick fumes sickened many.

  Turkey’s new protest tactic: Standing around

Turkish demonstrators held a silent protest in Istanbul's Taksim Square, inspired by a man who staged an eight-hour silent vigil Monday. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.

  Tense standoff in Istanbul

Labor unions joined protestors still reeling from the government crackdown over the weekend where the Prime Minister of Turkey blamed foreign media and other “instigators.” NBC’s Richard Engel reports.

  Police use tear gas against protesters in Turkey

Turkish police moved in Saturday night in a quick military-style operation, using water cannons and bulldozers to clear Taksim Square, where protesters have been gathering. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.

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