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Turkey: Police detain 65 more in university protests

Turkey: Police detain 65 more in university protests

(Reuters) – Turkish police detained 65 people late on Thursday over protests which first started last month at a top university, authorities said on Friday, continuing a crackdown on the protesters despite growing international criticism. The Istanbul governor’s office said the protesters had violated a ban on public demonstrations, gatherings and marches imposed due to […]

Turkey dismisses criticism of response to university protests

Turkey dismisses criticism of response to university protests

(Reuters) – Turkey’s foreign ministry on Thursday dismissed international criticism of its response to the month-long protests at one of the country’s top universities, warning that such criticism could encourage what it called illegal acts. Students and teachers at Istanbul’s Bogazici University have protested President Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of Melih Bulu, an academic and former […]