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Turkish authorities reinforced police presence Monday around Istanbul's central Taksim Square, a day after a bomber detonated explosives there, killing himself and wounding 32 people.

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Banned Kurdish party may boycott Turkish parliamentupdated: Sat Dec 12 2009 11:53:00

Tensions between Turkey and the country's main Kurdish political party crackled further Saturday, with the group promising a boycott of parliament sessions a day after a court ruled to ban the movement.

Police tear gas Kurds amid Turkey PM's tourupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 09:19:00

Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon on Sunday to disperse thousands of Kurdish protesters demonstrating against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Turkish media reports.

Female fighters: We won't stand for male dominanceupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 23:33:00

The women line the mountainside, locked hand in hand in their green battle fatigues, and begin dancing. It's a victory dance, they say, that is routine after raids across the border on Turkish troops.

Time.com: Turkey Tries to Ban Pro-Kurd Partyupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 10:00:00

Turkish authorities on Friday took steps to ban the country's leading pro-Kurdish political party and expel several of its lawmakers from parliament on charges of separatism

Turkey ex-PM Ecevit critically illupdated: Fri May 19 2006 05:40:00

Former Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit is in a critical condition in hospital after undergoing surgery for a brain hemorrhage, hospital and political sources say.

Who is Abdullah Ocalan?updated: Thu May 12 2005 09:21:00

Please note: This story was originally written for CNN.com in 1999 as part of the coverage of the trial of Abdullah Ocalan.

Spanish consulate 'robbers' on runupdated: Mon Feb 07 2005 04:01:00

Three armed intruders, thought to be robbers, who took at least three hostages at the Spanish consulate in the Swiss capital Bern are on the run after special forces stormed the building, police said.

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