Istanbul's Gentrification Wars
VICE News met with Turkey's antigentrification militants—the Revolutionary People's Liberation Front, or the DHKP/C.
The Gezi Park Protests' First Birthday Party Was a Gas
Istanbul was a mess of tear gas and Molotov cocktails on the first anniversary of the protests.
Turkey's Fight for Freedom Has Caused an Authoritarian Crackdown
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...
Furious Turks Are Back on the Protest Warpath
Demonstrations representing a variety of causes continue to flare up in Istanbul and throughout the country, and troublingly, the police and Tayyip Erdoğan's government have responded to all of them with violence.
Yiannis Baboulias , Photos: Olcay Kabaktepe, Nazim Se
The Brother of a Turkish Protester Murdered by the Police Speaks Out
For the past few weeks, demonstrators have been gathering at Taksim Square in Istanbul every Saturday to demand justice for Ethem Sarisülük, who was murdered by the cops during the <a href="www.vice.com/read/istanbuls-taksim-square-has-become-a-warzone...
Journalist Tim Pool recently joined the VICE editorial staff to cover breaking news, and his first assignment was to fly down to Istanbul and produce <a href="http://www.vice.com/read/tim-pool-live-streaming-from-istanbul">a live stream</a> of the...
Could the Turkish Uprising Be a Breakthrough for the Country's Kurds?
The fallout from the protests in Turkey isn't all bad. Unthinkable only three weeks ago, the demonstrations have begun to unite Turkey's Kurds—both those in Istanbul and traveling there from the east of the country—with a broad cross-section of Turkish...
Jonathan Wiltshire, Photos: Oren Ziv
Istanbul Police Tear-Gassed a Memorial March This Weekend
Check out photos of the latest acts of state aggression in Turkey. For now, neither side shows any sign of backing down. The violence seen over the weekend has done little but strengthen the resolve of both those opposed to Turkey’s current social and...
Talking to the Bulldozer-Hijacking Soccer Fans About Their Role in the Turkish Uprising
On the night of June 2—the third day of an out-and-out war between police and protesters—Çarşı members hotwired a bulldozer that had been left at the construction site outside Beşiktaş's Inönü Stadium and used it to push the police water-cannon trucks...
The Battle for the Heart of Istanbul Rages On
What was set to be a relatively calm weekend in Turkey turned into a sleepless one. The past few days have been filled with death, teargas, and political grandstanding. And the atmosphere on the street and in people's apartments, remains incredibly...
Amid the Chaos of Taksim Square
On Saturday, June 15, riot police fired tear gas, water canons, and rubber bullets effectively clearing Gezi Park in Istanbul of occupiers. Having photographed previous police raids of the park, I was struck by the kind of support and unification...
Tim Pool Live Streaming from Istanbul
Journalist Tim Pool is streaming live from Istanbul today where antigovernment protests have been ongoing since Friday, May 31. Prime Minister Erdogan has finally met with a delegation representing protestors, but also issued warnings that implied that...