Anti-government protesters in Turkey are defiant despite the police sweeping through a camp in Istanbul. They're vowing to keep up the pressure on Prime Minister Erdogan, who has largely dismisssed their demands.
President Erdogan and other Turkish leaders have attended the opening of a third bridge in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world.
The Turkish president has vowed to push ahead with a controversial development in Istanbul's Gezi Park. The project sparked violent mass protests in 2013 that left several dead and thousands injured.
Recent bombings in southeastern Turkey have left 12 people dead and nearly 300 wounded, including many civilians. Experts say the violence could spread further if political action isn’t taken immediately.
Under new regulations, Turkish police women will be permitted to wear Islamic headscarves while on duty, provided that they match the uniform. Scotland and Canada also introduced the change in rules earlier this month.
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