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Istanbul's Gentrification Wars

VICE News met with Turkey's antigentrification militants—the Revolutionary People's Liberation Front, or the DHKP/C.
VICE Staff
8.10.14
News

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.
Kenny Laurie
6.2.14
News

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...
Anonymous
11.7.13
News

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
9.12.13
News

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...
Doğu Eroğlu
7.23.13
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Turkey

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...
Tim Pool
6.28.13
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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
6.25.13
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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...
George Henton
6.24.13
Stuff

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...
Esra Gurmen
6.18.13
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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...
Jonathan Wiltshire
6.17.13
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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...
Gelareh Kiazand
6.16.13
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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...
Tim Pool
6.14.13
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