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Thousands mass at pro-Palestinian rally called by Erdogan

Thousands of people mass in Istanbul for a rally called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel after its deadly shootings of Gaza protesters.

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Thousands mass at pro-Palestinian rally called by Erdogan

Thousands of people mass in Istanbul for a rally called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel after its deadly shootings of Gaza protesters. IMAGES

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Flags at half-mast in Istanbul for Palestinians killed in Gaza

Turkish flags are at half mast and the country declares three days of national mourning to honour Palestinians killed during protests on the Gaza-Israel border. IMAGES

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Dozens detained in security crackdown as Istanbul marks May 1

Istanbul police on Tuesday detain over 50 people and place a security lockdown on the city as the Turkish metropolis marked a tense May Day.

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People in Istanbul react to snap poll announcement

People in Istanbul react to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement calling snap elections for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half.

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Fire breaks out at hospital in Istanbul

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A massive fire has broken out in the Taksim First Aid Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. Footage from the scene shows thick black smoke coming from several stories of the tall building

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7,000 women in convoy to Syrian border for Women’s Day

Some 7,000 women, on board 150 buses, depart Istanbul on a two-day trip towards the Syrian border. The convoy will reach its destination on International Women’s Day to show support to women oppressed by the Syrian regime.

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Protesters demonstrate against Syria’s Eastern Ghouta’s massacre

Protesters in Istanbul demonstrate in front of the Iranian Consulate against airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces in Ghouta.