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February 23, 2020

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Turkey detains 137 demonstrators in Istanbul on May Day

(Reuters) – Turkish police said they detained 137 people in Istanbul on Wednesday for trying to hold illegal demonstrations in various parts of the city to celebrate May Day. Police had cordoned off Istanbul’s central Taksim square, but small groups of demonstrators converged there anyway. “Squares belong to the people, they cannot be closed off. […]
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Orban says EU conservatives must work with populists

ROME (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said the European Parliament’s main centre-right group must forge an alliance with populist, nationalist groups after impending EU elections, receiving a swift rebuke from Germany’s conservative leader. Orban’s ruling Fidesz Party was suspended from the mainstream European People’s