A Turkish plainclothes policeman detains a journalist during a demonstration on the first anniversary of the Gezi Park protests near Taksim Square in Istanbul. Photograph: Sedat Sund/EPA

Mesut Sener recalls the attempted bulldozing of Gezi Park 12 months ago as if it was yesterday.“The construction machines arrived in the morning; they(...)

Riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters in central Istanbul yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Murad Sezer

Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon yesterday at protesters who tried to defy a closure order and enter an Istanbul park at the centre of pr(...)

Protesters arrive in  Taksim Square on Wednesday afternoon,  after riot police had cleared the Istanbul square of demonstrators on Tuesday night. Photograph:  Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

For two days, events on Istanbul’s urban battlefield, Taksim Square, have followed a familiar routine.Riot police move into the large, open space, ar(...)