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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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Turkish Cypriot unionists call for support

Authorities in occupied northern Cyprus assaulted Turkish Cypriots as they peacefully protested a visit by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.

Turkish leader's visit to occupied Cyprus sparks protest (video)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan made a highly provocative visit July 20 to the Turkish-occupied region in northern Cyprus.

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Kurds gain in Turkish elections

Turkey's ruling party sought a third term in elections Sunday, aiming to build on economic and diplomatic advances in recent years as well as introduce a new constitution it says will make the country more democratic.

World Notes: Venezuela, Somalia, Fiji and more

Sanctions on Iran hit Venezuela; labor rights under siege in Iraq, Fiji and Turkey; humanitarian crisis in Somalia; and Cuba at the UN.

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