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A glance at the Taksim protesters in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - The central square and its leafy park...country. But the central focus remains Istanbul's small Gezi Park.Now, more than...park tidy.Yurekli said she's lived in Istanbul all her life. She hopes to go to university...

http://juneauempire.com/elena-becatoros/2013-06-06/glance-taksim-protesters-ista
Today in sports history for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

...Hungary a year ago by nearly two seconds.2012 - Ryan Lochte wins two more races at the short-course world championships in Istanbul, finishing the event with six golds and one silver. The result matches his medal total from the last championships, in Dubai...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-16
Sports
Rainy Day Reads: The perfect book

...We have a strong feeling it might be set in Istanbul, so read books set in Istanbul.And these books, the usual books that we read...just fantasy, or boy-meets-girl, or set in Istanbul, it's all three and at the same time so much...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2014-12-25/rainy-day-reads-perfect
Williams beats Kerber at start of WTA Champs

ISTANBUL - Top-ranked Serena Williams breezed past Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1 to open her bid for a fourth ATP Championships title...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-10-23/williams-beats-kerber-start-wta-champs
Sports
US ties France 1-1 in Under-20 World Cup

ISTANBUL - The United States improved its chances of reaching the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup, tying France 1-1 Monday...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-06-25/us-ties-france-1-1-under-20-world-cup
Sports
Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova in US Open

...the fourth round at Wimbledon. She had been playing much better since, though, winning her first title in nine months at Istanbul then dropping a pair of three-set matches to Williams.Wozniacki also announced a month ago that she planned to run the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-01/wozniacki-outlasts-sharapova-us-open
Sports
US basketball reigns in Spain and awaits Rio Olympics

...group suits up and flies down to Brazil for the Olympics - if we're not prepared with the same mentality that we had here and Istanbul and London and Beijing, we're capable of being beaten. So we have to come with that same focus and energy that we did and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-16/us-basketball-reigns-spain-and-awaits-
Sports
Guarded optimism on Iran

...the West that kicked off last week in Istanbul have quieted the war drums - for now...level needed for an energy reactor. At Istanbul, there were signs - only signs - of...as the next round of talks nears."Istanbul was the entry ticket," says Michael...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-04-22/guarded-optimism-iran
Opinion
Turkey's rising role: Diplomacy

Americans who explore the wonders of Istanbul rarely visit Turkey's capital, deep in the plains of Anatolia. It is a city of nondescript high-rises, government offices...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101708/opi_345353284.shtml
Thumbs up, thumbs down for Monday, Feb. 10

...day of the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony. Yet a thumbs up to the crew, who managed to trick the hijacker and instead landed the plane safely in Istanbul where the man was subdued by security officers who snuck aboard the aircraft.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-10/thumbs-thumbs-down-monday-feb-10
Opinion

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