Photo by Onur Korkmaz. Silhouette of protestors atop the AKM (Atatürk Cultural Center), which is also slated to be replaced by another building as part of the Taksim Square project.

Photo by Onur Korkmaz. Silhouette of protestors atop the AKM (Atatürk Cultural Center), which is also slated to be replaced by another building as part of the Taksim Square project.

Poster: Doctors under arrest for attending to the injured.

An illustration about the policemen arresting volunteer doctors who help the protesters.

Protestors taking refuge in the Divan Hotel. Police stormed the hotel and fired tear gas into the lobby. June 15, 2013.

Photo from 45 minutes ago. These are only some of the people who have taken refuge at nearby Divan Hotel as the police attacks intensified at Gezi Park and around Taksim, Istanbul.

Red carnations left on the steps of Gezi Park, now occupied by police instead of protestors. The "Carnation Protest" was met by riot police. June 22, 2013.

Red carnations left on the steps of Gezi Park, now occupied by police instead of protestors. The "Carnation Protest" was met by riot police.

Excessive use of police force against unarmed protestors. Sunday, June 16, 2013. Image becomes cover of NY Times on the next day.

Turkey Expands Violent Reaction to Street Unrest

Turkish police are conducting raids on left-wing groups in Istanbul and Ankara, making dozens of arrests. The unrest that has gripped the country for over two weeks shows little sign of abating, and the government has threatened to deploy the military.

Perfect irony with the sign for Pamuk's "Museum of Innocence" in the background.

The museum has long lost its innocence together with the teargas attacks

Front page of NY Times, June 17, 2013.

Front page of NY Times, June

Tear gas rising from the streets of Harbiye, Istanbul. June 15, 2013.

Tear gas rising from the streets of Harbiye, Istanbul.

Map of protest area.

Map of protest area.

Poster announcing a protest against the Taksim Square renovation project on November 4, 2012. Seven months later, a related protest became international news.

Poster announcing a protest against the Taksim Square renovation project on November Seven months later, a related protest became international news.

Artist's rendition of the rather imposing mosque, named the Taksim Republican Mosque, planned for Taksim Square. In the foreground is the monument to the Republic/Atatürk.

Artist's rendition of the rather imposing mosque, named the Taksim Republican Mosque, planned for Taksim Square. In the foreground is the monument to the Republic/Atatürk.

Map of Taksim Square proposed renovation project. The blue square is the Ottoman barracks. The purple shape represents the location of a proposed mosque. See http://urbanlifesigns.blogspot.com/2013/06/you-may-have-heard-in-news-over-past.html

Map of Taksim Square proposed renovation project. The blue square is the Ottoman barracks. The purple shape represents the location of a proposed mosque. See http://urbanlifesigns.blogspot.com/2013/06/you-may-have-heard-in-news-over-past.html

A member of the Anticapitalist Muslims protesting in Taksim. June 8, 2013. Their website: http://www.antikapitalistmuslumanlar.org/

The 'Marxist Muslims' Of Taksim Square

The controversy over Taksim includes the rebuilding of the Ottoman barracks in Gezi Park as well as a plan for a mosque. The photo shows the latest model of a mosque designed for Taksim Square. In the background in white, near the architects hands, is the monument to the Republic. June 23, 2013 NY Times.

Mosque Dream Seen at Heart of Turkey Protests

The controversy over Taksim includes the rebuilding of the Ottoman barracks in Gezi Park as well as a plan for a mosque. The photo shows the latest model of a mosque designed for Taksim Square. In the background in white, near the architects hands, is the monument to the Republic. June 23, 2013 NY Times.

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