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Police clash with protesters in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011,as they try to stop a march on Parliament by workers protesting government-proposed legislation that they say will strip them of their rights. About ten thousands of workers, many of whom had traveled from across Turkey, had gathered in the capital Ankara and vowed to reach Parliament in defiance of laws that bar demonstrations near the assembly building.? Read more » (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Police Violence against Demonstrating Labourers

from Bianet :: English

The police intervened with tear gas and water cannons against protestors in Ankara who had gathered upon the call of socialist trade unions to encircle the parliament with a chain of people. The labourers wanted to express their protest against the “Bag of Laws”.

Protesters wave flags and banners  in Ankara, ...

Protesters wave flags and banners in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, as police tried to stop a march on Parliament by workers protesting government-proposed legislation that they say will strip them of their rights. About ten thousands of workers, many of whom had traveled from across Turkey, had gathered in the capital Ankara and vowed to reach Parliament in defiance of laws that bar demonstrations near the assembly building.? Read more » (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Walking like an Egyptian, responding like Turkey

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News

Nearly 10,000 workers protesting in Ankara on Thursday were pushed back with water cannons and pepper spray, a move the opposition said ran counter to the government?s call for a peaceful response to demonstrators in Egypt. (UPDATED)

Right to protest

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN

What was happening in Ankara on Thursday? I just would not want to think that Turkey might still be in the league of those countries that violently beat up peaceful demonstrators

Profile | Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


Official Bio from CHP Web Site

Mavi Boncuk |

KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU
CHP/Republican Peoples Party Leader

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was born in 1948 in the Nazimiye district of Tunceli. He continued his primary and secondary education across various localities of Anatolia including Erciş, Tunceli, Genç, and Elazığ. He completed his Bachelor?s degree in Ankara Economic and Commercial Sciences Academy (Gazi University, Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty) in 1971.

Should Turkey adopt a presidential system?

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The AK Party?s hegemony

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from Hurriyet Dailynews by Sedat Ergin
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from Hurriyet Dailynews
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from Hurriyet Dailynews
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Billboards in Antalya draw ire of ruling AKP

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires
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