TAKSIM SQUARE

Music

From Rave to Revolution: How Pop Music Has Changed the World We Live in

Taking in acid house, Public Enemy and Pussy Riot, Matthew Collin's new book <i>Pop Grenade</i> tells the story of music's ongoing fight to change the world.
Max Daly
6.4.15
VICE News

Istanbul's Gentrification Wars

Meeting Turkey's antigentrification militants – the Revolutionary People's Liberation Front.
VICE Staff
8.11.14
News

Protesters in Istanbul Rioted to Save Their Internet

The government don't want people finding out about corruption, so they're trying to restrict online freedom.
Deniz Agah, Photos: Charles Emir Richards
2.10.14
News

Turkey's Fight for Freedom Has Caused an Authoritarian Crackdown

While the Gezi protests were successful, they've left future demonstrations at risk of police violence.
Anonymous
11.6.13
Stuff

Istanbul's Trans Pride Marchers Hate Their Government

That's what you get when you ignore the honour killings of transgender people.
Andrew Beale
6.28.13
News

Could the Turkish Uprising Be a Breakthrough for the Country's Kurds?

The Kurds and the Turks are getting along because they all hate Erdogan.
Jonathan Wiltshire, Photos: Oren Ziv
6.25.13
News

Istanbul Police Tear-Gassed a Memorial March This Weekend

Photos of the latest acts of state aggression in Turkey.
George Henton
6.24.13
Stuff

Talking to Besiktas' Bulldozer Joyriding Fans About Their Role In the Turkish Uprising

Çarşı have united people from all different backgrounds to fight against Erdogan's government.
Esra Gürmen, Photos: Ekin Özbiçer
6.17.13
News

The Battle for the Heart of Istanbul Is Raging On

It was another weekend of death, teargas and political grandstanding in Turkey.
Jonathan Wiltshire, Photos: Oren Ziv
6.17.13
VICE News

The Battle of Taksim Square

Robert King filmed riot police trying to reclaim Taksim Square on Tuesday.
Robert King
6.14.13
News

The Lawyers of Istanbul Are Clashing with Police

When even the lawyers are rebelling, you know you've got a problem.
VICE Staff
6.11.13
News

The Sixth Day of Fire, Tear Gas and Blood in Istanbul

Protesters and police are still fighting in Turkey.
Esra Gurmen, Photos: Nazim Serhat Firat and Ali Gü
6.1.13
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