Workers Demand Better Jobs, Pay On May Day

ISTANBUL - Activists marking international worker's day Sunday staged a massive march of 200,000 in Turkey's capital and rallied in cities around the world to demand more jobs, better work conditions and higher wages.

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    10/3/2014 - 10:35 am | View Link
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    10/3/2014 - 10:24 am | View Link
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    10/3/2014 - 9:04 am | View Link
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    10/3/2014 - 8:07 am | View Link
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    10/19/2014 - 7:00 am | View Link
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    10/19/2014 - 1:58 am | View Link
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    10/18/2014 - 7:05 am | View Link
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    10/17/2014 - 12:20 pm | View Link
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    10/17/2014 - 11:30 am | View Link
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    10/15/2014 - 1:11 pm | View Website
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    10/14/2014 - 10:52 pm | View Website
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    10/14/2014 - 10:30 pm | View Website
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    10/14/2014 - 6:05 pm | View Website
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