Turkey’s future hangs in the balance as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to crush the massive anti-government protests. His uncompromising stance has the potential to goad activists into more violence as they call for Erdogan’s resignation.
The prime minister was greeted with thunderous applause from supporters during a speech in which he pledged to end the “illegal” anti-government protests. He also vowed to continue with plans to… Continue reading
A war of words broke out between the International Monetary Fund and the EU yesterday over its bungled bailout of Greece.
The IMF admitted to ‘notable failures’ in the handling of the Greek crisis and accused European officials of being more concerned with saving the euro than rescuing the debt-ridden country.
The Fund, headed by Christine Lagarde, said it was forced to break its… Continue reading
Thousands of protesters in Istanbul clashed with police in the most violent rally Turkey has seen in years. Hundreds have been injured and dozens arrested in fierce rioting which the media has dubbed the Turkish Spring as it spreads across the country.
The protests in Turkey have entered their second day Saturday morning, with thousands of demonstrators in Istanbul and Ankara being teargased and targeted with water cannons by police.
The Friday morning police crackdown on peaceful Occupy-style protesters rallying against the demolition of a landmark park in Istanbul, have over the day and night grown into massive street battles… Continue reading
The EU commission also stated that the discriminatory test could deny thousands of immigrants their right to claim unemployment and family welfare benefits to which they are entitled under European law. ”The commission asked Britain to end this discrimination against EU nationals in September 2011 but no measures have… Continue reading
“The aim of this blockade is to prevent normal operations (at the ECB),” said Blockupy spokesman Martin Sommer.
Sommer added that the demonstrators sent home some of the people who had tried to come to work. Blockupy began after… Continue reading
The jobless rate in the eurozone has soared for the 24th consecutive month. Around 26.6 million people were out of jobs in the entire European Union in April and 19.3 million in the eurozone. … Continue reading