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Two Brits dead in jeep safari accident in Turkey

Two British people have died in a jeep safari accident in Turkey, the Foreign Office said.

Two other Britons were injured and remain in hospital following the accident near Fethiye in the south west of the country, it said.

According to reports, the open-top vehicle crashed into a telegraph pole as the group returned from a day trip to the Saklikent Gorge.

Three Turkish nationals, including the driver, were also injured, it was reported.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of a jeep safari accident near Fethiye in Turkey involving four British nationals, two of whom have died and two of whom have been hospitalised. We are providing consular assistance."


Riot police fires teargas at protesters in Istanbul

Turkish riot police clashed with anti-government protesters in central Istanbul on the anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades.

Riot police fire tear gas and water cannons Credit: Reuters

The police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse the protests and detained dozens of demonstrators.

Plainclothes police officers detain a demonstrator in Istanbul Credit: Reuters

Authorities closed roads and stopped public transport to deny the protesters access to Taksim Square and the adjoining Gezi Park.The government plans to raze the park and build a shopping mall sparked last year's unrest.

A riot police officer fires tear gas to disperse anti-government protest Credit: Reuters

Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned people to stay out of Taksim, saying security forces would not tolerate any march on the square.

Turkish police fire teargas to disperse Istanbul protests

Turkish police used teargas in central Istanbul to disperse protesters seeking to mark the one-year anniversary of the Taksim Square protests.

Protesters in Istanbul mark the anniversary of anti-government demonstrations Credit: Reuters

Several hundred people gathered on streets to mark the anniversary of the biggest anti-government protests in decades.

Footage from the streets of Istanbul showed dozens of people being detained by the police.

Dozens of people were detained by the police in Istanbul Credit: Reuters

Turkish court rules YouTube block is violation of rights

The constitutional court in Turkey has ruled that a block on access to YouTube is a violation of rights, local media have reported. The block was imposed by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government two months ago.

Turkey blocked access to YouTube as a "precaution" officials said. Credit: Reuters

Blocks on access to YouTube and Twitter were imposed after audio recordings, purportedly revealing corruption in Erdogan's inner circle, were leaked on the sites. The block on access to Twitter was lifted in April.

Read: Turkey blocks YouTube amid 'national security issue'

Three remanded in custody after Turkish mine disaster

Three suspects out out of 25 people who were detained in Turkey after the Soma mine disaster have been remanded in custody, said a Turkish prosecutor.

Prosecutor Bekir Sahiner told reporters an initial report on the possible causes of the accident, in which 301 people died, indicated that the fire could have been triggered by coal heating up after it came into contact with the air.

Read: Police use water cannon on Turkey mine protesters


Police 'detain 19' in connection with Turkey mine probe

Turkish police detained 19 people, including mining company executives and personnel, as an investigation into last week's mine disaster got underway and the last of the 301 victims were buried today.

It was reported earlier that 18 people had been held, however, the governor of Manisa province Abdurrahman Savas has since clarified the number. According to Reuters, they have been detained on suspicion of neglect and "causing multiple deaths".

Police use water cannon on Turkey mine protesters

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Istanbul to demonstrate against Turkey's worst mining disaster in Soma that killed 301 people.

Read: Turkish mine search ending as death toll passes 300

Riot police used water cannon to disperse the crowd and detained several protesters. Tuesday's disaster triggered angry protests across the country, aimed at mine owners accused of ignoring safety regulations.

Watch: Turkish mine operators deny negligence amid unrest

Turkish mine search ending as death toll passes 300

Rescue workers began winding up their operations on Saturday after finding the bodies of two more miners, believed to be the last remaining in the mine, bringing the death toll in Turkey's worst industrial disaster to 301, the country's energy minister said.

Earlier a new fire broke out in the mine, hindering the rescue teams. Taner Yildiz said it had been extinguished and two more dead workers found. He said the numbers added up with the missing persons' information provided by families.

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