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7.24.16

Turkey's ruling and opposition parties staged a huge post-coup rally Sunday

The rally came as rights group Amnesty International said it had received credible evidence of detainees being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, since the coup attempt.

6.23.16

Islamic State members caught plotting attack on transgender march, Turkey says

Turkish authorities have been grappling with IS fighters flowing in and out of the border with Syria, as well as a number of terror attacks across the country

3.21.16

Meet the Istanbul Farmers Fighting to Save Their 1,500-Year-Old Urban Gardens

Authorities in Istanbul are trying to turn the ancient Yedikule urban gardens into a park, ordering the 350 farmers whose livelihoods are rooted there to leave by the end of March.

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6.4.15

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

Journalist Matthew Collin's new book Pop Grenade traces the history of political pop in the 20th century, from Fela Kuti to Public Enemy to Pussy Riot.

5.1.15

In Photos: Turkish Police Clash With May Day Protesters in Istanbul

Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannons at May Day demonstrators in Istanbul as crowds attempted to defy a government ban on assembling in iconic Taksim Square.

8.10.14

Istanbul's Gentrification Wars

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

8.10.14

Istanbul's Gentrification Wars

Meet Turkey's anti-gentrification militants: The Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DKHP/C)

6.30.14

In Photos: Thousands Gather for Istanbul LGBT Pride

A number of attendees said that they felt there's a divide between increasingly liberal secular Turks and the ruling AKP party's supporters.

6.23.14

Protesters Demand End to Violence Against Turkey's Transgender Community

Despite new hate crime laws, The Turkish legal system does not legislate against discrimination or violence based on sexual orientation.

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