Insights on the Istanbul Protest of 2013
Images of Istanbul Protests of 2013
Among the controversial urban renewal projects being pushed by the AKP is the "second Bosphorus" canal, shown on the left in this map.
Poster announcing a protest against the Taksim Square renovation project on November 4, 2012. Seven months later, a related protest became international news.
Artist's rendition of the rather imposing mosque, named the Taksim Republican Mosque, planned for Taksim Square. In the foreground is the monument to the Republic/Atatürk.
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.
Excessive use of police force against unarmed protestors. Sunday, June 16, 2013. Image becomes cover of NY Times on the next day.
Protestors taking refuge in the Divan Hotel. Police stormed the hotel and fired tear gas into the lobby. June 15, 2013.