Exclusive: On Protest Anniversary, Turkish President Stays In $6,800 Hotel Suite, Wife Shops At Hermès
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.
Piano Performance At Gezi Park Tries To Ease Tension
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.