Hayrünnisa Gül browses $195 ties at the upscale fashion boutique one year to the day after police cracked down on a demonstration in Istanbul’s Gezi Park, sparking months of violent protests. Update: A presidential spokesman said that the president paid for the luxury hotel suite with his own money.
Davide Martello, an Italian-born pianist and composer, took to a piano in Gezi Park in Turkey Wednesday in an attempt to calm tensions between the riot police and protesters. Tuesday morning authorities entered the park to remove political banners and clean.
See photos of what’s been described as Istanbul’s “uneasy calm.”
After the fizzling-out of the Occupy Wall Street movement in America, protesters from New York arrive in Tunis and Istanbul. Familiar tent cities, different goals.
Sunglasses Motorcycle Dog is a local celebrity and it looks like he and his human have joined the protests.
SPOILER: They aren’t his biggest fans.
Thousands of protesters are currently clashing with police in a three-day stand-off over the demolition of a beloved park in Istanbul.