Jun 21, 2013

Trying time for Turkish democracy

The unrest in Turkey continues, touched off by a May 31 clash between police forces and protesters opposed to the Turkish government’s plan to redevelop Gezi Park in Istanbul. At the root of the unrest is the resistance by people who fear the government ...

Turkey's 'Standing Man' spurs new form of protest

Jun 20, 2013

Turkey's 'Standing Man' spurs new form of protest

A man stood still in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Silent, staring straight ahead, he had not moved for hours. His peaceful action, on the square that police cleared of protesters Saturday and where the Turkish authorities have banned gatherings, was a new form of protest. ...