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Kurdish struggle a key factor in Syria and beyond

For almost a century, the Kurds-one of the world's largest ethnic groups without its own state-have been deceived and double-crossed, their language and culture suppressed, their villages burned and bombed, and their people scattered; now they are major players in the Middle East.

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Turkey: Uprising’s currents run deep

Issues that fueled the May and June protests are hardly a laughing matter, and they are not about to quietly disappear.

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Leading Communists among those arrested in Turkey

Leading members of the Turkish Communist Party are being rounded up and arrested.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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Lawyers assail police response to Turkey protest

Thousands of black-robed Turkish lawyers stormed out of their courthouses Wednesday, shouting about the alleged rough treatment of their colleagues by police.

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Trade unions join Turkey protests

Turkish trade unionists have piled into anti-government protests, marching into Istanbul's Taksim Square banging drums and waving banners.

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Turkey erupts in anti-government protests

Turkish protesters clashed with riot police in the early hours today after a night of noisy protests and violence in major cities.

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Presidential elections in Cyprus

This election is of significance because it took place in the context of the world crisis of capital. The crisis has hit Cyprus hard is due to the close connections of the nation's banks to the Greek economy.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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Cypriots honor martyrs, continue unification fight

Cypriots marked the anniversary of the assassination of two Cypriot patriots - one of Turkish background and the other of Greek background.

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