We spoke with the leader of a Beşiktas supporters group who was accused of terrorism by the Turkish government following demonstrations against President Erdoğan.
For the last month activists have demonstrated against plans to build a mosque in a residential area with a government-protected olive grove.
Despite new hate crime laws, The Turkish legal system does not legislate against discrimination or violence based on sexual orientation.
Istanbul was a mess of tear gas and Molotov cocktails on the first anniversary of the protests.
The govt. has deployed up to 25,000 police & 50 anti-riot water cannon vehicles to avoid a repeat of the protest that killed six last year.
Istanbul's Taksim Square has particular significance for the labor movement, and today many workers were blocked as they tried to march.
A Turkish journalist got a jail sentence for a tweet that punned "fuck you" to Prime Minister Erdogan. Onder Aytac says it was "typo."
Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old hurt in clashes between protesters and police in Istanbul last June, has died, sparking anger across Turkey.
Imge was part of the occupation in Taksim Square when the police moved in to clear the protesters on June 11. She found herself trapped in a building while the police fired tear gas through the windows. As she passed out due to lack of oxygen, she...