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March 15, 1995 | Associated Press
The government poured more than 1,000 police officers and soldiers into a slum outside Istanbul on Tuesday to control protesters inflamed by the police killing of rioting government supporters Monday. Throughout the country, thousands turned out in heavy snow and rain to protest the deaths. The government said police killed 15 people Monday. A community leader said 25 died.
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July 30, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Police using batons, dogs and water cannons broke up a protest by thousands of Islamists marching through Turkey's capital, Ankara, to challenge Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz's effort to curtail religious education. Witnesses said police repeatedly charged demonstrators outside the Education Ministry after hours of protests. The Anatolian news agency said 11 people were hospitalized. Estimates of the crowd size ranged from 6,000 to 15,000.
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December 26, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eleven people died in a store blaze ignited by Kurdish militants here on Wednesday as part of a new escalation of ethnic violence in Turkey that has resulted in the deaths of at least 30 people since Tuesday. The fighting comes at a critical juncture and the government's new policy of moderation seems in danger of failing to reconcile Turks and Kurds. Conservative Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel struggled to maintain his month-old government's innovative approach to the problem.
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March 15, 1995 | Associated Press
The government poured more than 1,000 police officers and soldiers into a slum outside Istanbul on Tuesday to control protesters inflamed by the police killing of rioting government supporters Monday. Throughout the country, thousands turned out in heavy snow and rain to protest the deaths. The government said police killed 15 people Monday. A community leader said 25 died.
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July 3, 1993 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An angry Muslim mob burned down a hotel in eastern Turkey on Friday, killing 35 people and forcing the target of its protest, the Turkish translator of Salman Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses," to flee by a fire department ladder. Aziz Nesin, 78, was in the conservative eastern city of Sivas with other intellectuals for a symposium to commemorate the hanging of a 16th-Century Ottoman poet who wrote against repression.
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July 30, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Police using batons, dogs and water cannons broke up a protest by thousands of Islamists marching through Turkey's capital, Ankara, to challenge Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz's effort to curtail religious education. Witnesses said police repeatedly charged demonstrators outside the Education Ministry after hours of protests. The Anatolian news agency said 11 people were hospitalized. Estimates of the crowd size ranged from 6,000 to 15,000.
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April 14, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iranian helicopters have begun dumping food supplies inside Iraq to famished Kurdish refugees, Iranian officials revealed Saturday. Although the helicopters are technically violating Iraqi air space, an Iranian provincial official said the move was a humanitarian effort to feed Kurds trapped in long traffic jams on roads leading out of Iraq into Iran.
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May 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rallies turned into riots today in Turkey, South Korea and the Philippines, and dozens of marchers were arrested in Czechoslovakia as workers worldwide took part in May Day celebrations. Chinese authorities urged workers to refrain from joining pro-democracy unrest, the Soviets held their traditional parade in Red Square and anti-government protesters in Poland clashed with police in Wroclaw and Gdansk. In Turkey, one person was fatally shot in the head and 15 were injured in battles with security forces during outlawed May Day marches in Istanbul, the Anatolia news agency reported.
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July 3, 1993 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An angry Muslim mob burned down a hotel in eastern Turkey on Friday, killing 35 people and forcing the target of its protest, the Turkish translator of Salman Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses," to flee by a fire department ladder. Aziz Nesin, 78, was in the conservative eastern city of Sivas with other intellectuals for a symposium to commemorate the hanging of a 16th-Century Ottoman poet who wrote against repression.
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December 26, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eleven people died in a store blaze ignited by Kurdish militants here on Wednesday as part of a new escalation of ethnic violence in Turkey that has resulted in the deaths of at least 30 people since Tuesday. The fighting comes at a critical juncture and the government's new policy of moderation seems in danger of failing to reconcile Turks and Kurds. Conservative Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel struggled to maintain his month-old government's innovative approach to the problem.
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April 14, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iranian helicopters have begun dumping food supplies inside Iraq to famished Kurdish refugees, Iranian officials revealed Saturday. Although the helicopters are technically violating Iraqi air space, an Iranian provincial official said the move was a humanitarian effort to feed Kurds trapped in long traffic jams on roads leading out of Iraq into Iran.
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May 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rallies turned into riots today in Turkey, South Korea and the Philippines, and dozens of marchers were arrested in Czechoslovakia as workers worldwide took part in May Day celebrations. Chinese authorities urged workers to refrain from joining pro-democracy unrest, the Soviets held their traditional parade in Red Square and anti-government protesters in Poland clashed with police in Wroclaw and Gdansk. In Turkey, one person was fatally shot in the head and 15 were injured in battles with security forces during outlawed May Day marches in Istanbul, the Anatolia news agency reported.
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