Turkey’s Public Workers Union Confederation announced a one-day strike to demand better worker safety, and political protests have broken out Friday in a number of Turkish cities over deaths of nearly 300 miners.
Tens of thousands of Turks demonstrated in Istanbul and other cities on Wednesday coming off the funeral of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan.
Medics and human rights groups are calling out the Turkish government for intimidation against street protesters as new legislation criminalizes the use of urgent assistance.
Police shoot down an activist's tiny flying video camera capturing footage of the uprising in Turkey; new documents reveal the role of rating agencies such as Moody's and Standard & Poor's in the 2008 meltdown; and you know things are bad in the U.S. when rather than pay for new car tires, people are renting them instead. These discoveries and more after the jump.
On Sunday night into Monday morning in Turkey, clashes again broke out between demonstrators and police in a number of cities, and an attempt was made to set the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters on fire with Molotov cocktails in the Mediterranean port of Izmir.