Insights on the Istanbul Protest of 2013

Images of Istanbul Protests of 2013
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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.

Poster: Doctors under arrest for attending to the injured.

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

Protestors taking refuge in the Divan Hotel. Police stormed the hotel and fired tear gas into the lobby. June 15, 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. 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. June 22, 2013.

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

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

The Ottoman military barracks that were demolished in 1940 and are scheduled to be rebuilt in Taksim Square. A religious revolt against the 1908 Young Turk revolution was supported by regiments housed here.

The Ottoman military barracks that were demolished in 1940 and are scheduled to be rebuilt in Taksim Square. A religious revolt against the 1908 Young Turk revolution was supported by regiments housed here.

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

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

Front page of NY Times, June 17, 2013.

Front page of NY Times, June 17, 2013.

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

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

Map of protest area.

Map of protest area.

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