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.
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.
The Turkish government has dismissed 24 local mayors over alleged ties to Kurdish militants. The crackdown comes as President Erdogan pushes ahead with a purge of opposition supporters following a failed coup.
DW has filed a lawsuit in a civil court in Ankara for the return of video footage of an interview with the Turkish Minister for Youth and Sports. The material was confiscated and all appeals for its return have failed.
Award-winning journalist Günter Wallraff calls attention to plight of writers and journalists in Turkey. He tells DW what can be done to help persecuted intellectuals and which mistakes the West has made with Turkey.
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