Gezi Park

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Mucella Yapici, one of the 16 defendants acquitted over their alleged role in Turkey’s Gezi Park protests, reacts as she is surrounded by her supporters after leaving a courtroom at the Silivri prison and courthouse complex near Istanbul yesterday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the re-arrest of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala in connection with the failed 2016 coup, hours after he was acquitte(...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a campaign rally for a ‘Yes’ vote in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, Istanbul.  Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/AFP/Getty Images

March 26th, 1999, was a turning point in Turkey’s history, though only those in the presence of Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Friday afternoon knew it. (...)

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(...)