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.
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
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.