"Erdogan, therefore, has openly declared that the alcohol ban is a religious requirement, and that he wants to reshape public life according to religious strictures. He went further and openly called ‘anti-religious’ anyone who opposes alcohol bans on the basis of personal rights and freedoms."
Istanbul: Taksim Gezi Park protesters attacked by police with tear gas and water cannon
Taksim Gezi Park Protest #Istanbul #Turkey
Bu fotoğraf Gezi Parkı direnişinde hayatını kaybedenlere adanmıştır. / This photo is a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Gezi Park protests
An iconic image from the protests in Turkey
Protestors don gas masks to fight the debilitating effects of tear gas used by police in overwhelming amounts. #occupygezi #direngeziparkı
20-Year-Old Turkish Man Becomes First Confirmed Death In Istanbul Protests
A protester holds a sign that reads "Chemical Tayyip" while being sprayed with tear gas
"He has played their power like a violin – so loud he couldn’t hear there wasn’t any applause, and so long he didn’t notice the rest of the orchestra had dropped out. Maybe he is afraid of what could happen in that silence. "
Police violence during the protests in Turkey
Protestors waving the flag during protests in Ankara on June 4.