EU envoys reject Bağış’ claims, emphasize excessive violence… A roundup…

EU envoys react to Bağış?s comparison of Turkish and EU police

European Union ambassadors asked for transparency and accountability in investigating the Turkish police?s unlawful moves against civilians during the Gezi Park protests

Turkish minister says Twitter turned down cooperation offer over Turkey protests

Turkey?s offer to cooperate with social media micro-blogging website Twitter over the Gezi Park protests was not received positively by the company..
Turkey: 20 Are Arrested for Protests

The police detained at least 20 people on Tuesday accused of involvement in violent protests, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Is Turkey blowing its shot to get into the E.U.?

The European Union puts off discussion of admitting Turkey over Erdogan’s rough handling of protesters
The Olympic Curse

Rio and Istanbul: Beware the costs ? financial, social, political ? of hosting the Games
Erdoğan: Shaken but not stirred

It is not surprising at all that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has officially declared war
After BBC, Ankara mayor takes it to CNN in Twitter campaign

Two days after launching a Twitter campaign against a BBC journalist, Ankara mayor and prolific tweeter Melih Gökçek
EU ambassadors express ‘concern’ and call for accountability in luncheon with Minister Bağış

EU ambassadors raised their concerns over the authorities’ handling of recent protests in a luncheon with Turkey’s EU Minister Egemen Bağış.
EU rebukes Turkey on crackdown by delaying entry talks

By Adrian Croft and Justyna Pawlak LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union rebuked Turkey on Tuesday for its crackdown on anti-government protesters, postponing a new round of membership talks for at least four months, but said the path to the EU remained open. The EU move, discussed in advance with Turkey, drew a mild response from Ankara and avoided a crisis in their relations.
Turkey Loses Its Way

The nationwide protests that have convulsed Turkey this month couldn?t have come at a worse time for the transportation sector.
Talking to Turkey

News that the European Union and Turkey are to open a new chapter in their accession negotiations is a welcome boost for the Irish EU presidency in its last week. This is the first movement on the issue for three years, following blocking action by states opposed to Turkey?s membership
?Occupy Gezi? talks at Salt Galata venue

Salt has created an archive of the Gezi resistance with photographs and videos..
The spirit of protest in Brazil and Turkey has now swept into Bulgaria | John O’Brennan

Tens of thousands of Bulgarians are voicing their anger over political corruption, abuse of power and economic hardship

In recent weeks the world has been transfixed by protests in Turkey and Brazil. Fewer media outlets have reported on the anti-government protests in Bulgaria, now well into their second week. But make no mistake about it: Bulgaria is undergoing a profound crisis of representation.


These Charts Show How Crucial Twitter Is for the Turkey Protesters

How a small group of “hidden influencers” spread their message far and wide.

A protester is sprayed with water from a police water cannon during clashes in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on June 11, 2013. (Reuters)

Riot police once again used water cannons and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters who had gathered in Taksim Square on Tuesday, the latest show of force by Turkish authorities in the demonstrations that have been raging there for nearly two weeks

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