Funeral ceremony for UN Ambassador Vitaly ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 10:35
Moscow appoints acting permanent representative to UN after Vitaly Churkin’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 8:25
Pentagon wants more senior-level talks with Russia on security of flights in Syria — mediaWorld February 24, 8:15
IAAF approves application of three Russians to compete as neutral athletesSport February 24, 1:43
US lawmakers present no evidence of Russia’s interference in US election - Russian MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:42
Russia to continue strengthen its Armed Forces - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:37
4,000 Russian nationals fight among militants in Syria - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:31
Opposition’s demand of Assad’s immediate resignation absurd - Russian envoy to GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 16:34
Moscow celebrates Defender of the Fatherland DaySociety & Culture February 23, 16:19
ANKARA, June 30 (Itar-Tass) - Police in Istanbul detained 20 participants in an anti-government demonstration in Taksim square, where a crowd of 7,000 to 10,000 gathered to express anger over the June 28 clashes with police in Kurdish Diyarbakir province, in which one person died and a dozen others were injured. The demonstrators had been protesting the construction of a concrete wall around a local police station. The protesters set fire to builders’ tents.
In Taksim Square police cordoned off the monument to reformer Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. After repeated calls upon the demonstrators to leave riot police armed with shields began to force the demonstrators back. Neither tear gas no water cannon was used.
In Ankara police had to use water cannon to disperse a crowd of several dozen protesters, who tried to stage an unauthorized march towards Kizilay Square. Some demonstrators were detained.
A town near the border with Iraq saw clashes between demonstrators and police. About 1,000 people, including members of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy party, gathered in front of the town hall to read out a message in connection with the Diyarbakir events. After that a small group of extremists started hurling stones and launching flares. Police responded with tear gas and water cannon.
Protest actions in Izmir, Adana and Antalya were peaceful.