The government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is maintaining a hardline against protesters, after clearing Gezi Park. The symbol of weeks of protests in Istanbul is empty -- for now.
The 13 people arrested were reportedly accused of trying to create "chaos and mayhem" and overthrow the government. More than 50,000 people have been arrested in Turkey since a failed coup attempt in 2016.
Turkish authorities have accused the Cumhuriyet editor, who has been living in Germany for the past two years, of working to "incite chaos." The warrant was tied to an investigation of protests against President Erdogan.
The Open Society Foundation of billionaire George Soros says it will cease its operations in Turkey. The move comes after the Turkish president hit out at the Hungarian-born philanthropist.
In 2013, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Turkey to protest Erdogan’s authoritarian policies. The memory of those days is still present in the current presidential election campaign.
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