Mixed reception: supporters of the Turkish prime minister,  Recep Tayyip Erdogan,  wave the national flag on Friday as Erdogan returns to Istanbul from a tour of North Africa. At the same time, thousands of people protested at  Taksim Square, in the centre of Istanbul. Photograph:  Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Hazal Oztetikler takes a break from planting saplings in a sun-dappled corner of Gezi Park, in downtown Istanbul, to reflect on how a small sit-in aga(...)