Istanbul 2020 bidders stay confident
ISTANBUL -- Promoters of Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics remain confident the Turkish people are united behind their campaign despite fierce anti-government protests around the country in recent days.
The demonstrations grew out of anger over a violent police crackdown of a peaceful environmental protest at Istanbul's Taksim Square and spread to other Turkish cities. The government said some 1,000 people were detained during the protests. Hundreds were injured in the clashes.
Read full story