Miserable transformation of İstiklal Street, Taksim…

 Tuna Kiremitçi, a writer who is quite popular in Turkey, today tweeted sarcastically about the state of İstiklal Street, Taksim: “[on the left], how Istiklal Street was once and  [on the right] its state after a nuclear war”   Discover the world’s biggest tulip carpet in Turkey Created by Andrea Smith April 25, 2017 at … Read more

The decline of Istiklal Street, Taksim… a piece by @140Journos

The piece is in Turkish and it is a photo-story of store closures in the once extremely lively İstiklal Street… In other Istanbul related news:  Historic tunnel in Istanbul to open to traffic again The Beylerbeyi Palace Tunnel, which was commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II and constructed between 1829 and 1832, will be opened to traffic … Read more

This was an ordinary Taksim evening before the police intervention… #DirenBerkinElvan

It was to honor Berkin Elvan, a kid who is a victim of police violence and who has been in coma for more than one month… via @dkpbg Dekompro via 140journos 140journos via orangelifejackt Murat Erdogan via ikrar69 İkrar Sarısülük via 140journos 140journos pnarongun Pınar Ongun. as of 20:10 Istiklal Street

#OccupyTurkey 22:00 all Taksim, Cihangir, İstiklal St., Tarlabaşı, Asmalımescit under pepper gas and water cannon attack…

People were eating out in this street: via @castrobey Zambak Sokak, Istiklal Street: via @149Journos Taksim Square after the police attack: İstiklal Street: via @BaranBinboga In Asmalımescit: via @serkanaltunigne   İstiklal Street: via @140Journos Cihangir: Via @MrChapullingg   Earlier in the Taksim Square: via @cihankardesler Earlier this evening: via y_ozgurpolitika via @Can_Memis Turkey?s middle class taking … Read more

Naked protester talking to police. 15 June 2013 Night. İstiklal Street. #OccupyTurkey

update: The video seems to be deleted. Here is a capture from the scene:

The 20th Day in #OccupyTurkey. After police invernetion at Gezi Park, many citizens are back in Street. More pressure, arrests, and threats continue…

Turkish police hitting an headscarved protester. 16 June 2013. Istanbul Police Terror! German TV ZDF 15.06.2013 English subtitles: Arrested protesters… Turkey: Erdoğan Evicts Protesters, Brings Reinforcements to Istanbul After a night of wide-ranging violence in Istanbul, a role reversal occurred: Turkish security forces occupied Taksim Square and anti-government protesters were left on the outside looking in. … Read more

Good morning Turkey. Videos from the untelevised civic revolution: #KORKAKMEDYA

to be updated during the day… Pro goverments thugs attack protestors in Tophane, İstanbul Police detaining an activist A Duman song made up of images. Activists pepper-gassed in İstiklal A good summary from BBC Activists chanting “Sık bakalım, sık bakalım… Okan Bayülgen after pepper-gassed From the İstiklal Street Demonstrators passing the Bosphorus Bridge on foot…

It seems that Taksim Square will Become “Lifeless And Isolated In New Urban Plan” . Istanbul news roundup

  Istanbul’s Main Square To Become Lifeless And Isolated In New Urban Plan … Green Prophet Streets become highways, trees make way for the mall in a new plan for Taksim Square in Istanbul. Today, Istanbul’s Taksim Square is a bustling hub of activity, with majestic Gezi Park providing some natural solace ? even when … Read more

Istanbul wakes up with an explosion…

Security members, medics and forensic experts work at the scene after a bomb exploded at a bus stop during rush hour in Istanbul, Turkey, May 26, 2011. (AP)     Explosion in Istanbul An explosion on a main road in Istanbul during the rush hour this morning left seven people injured. The reason for the … Read more

Susan Fowler: “An Ancient Angel Is Revealed in Istanbul

The newly revealed mosaic angel at the Hagia Sophia in  Istanbul.

An Ancient Angel Is Revealed in Istanbul
New York Times (blog)
By SUSANNE FOWLER After what seems like ages, a portion of scaffolding has been removed from the interior of the Hagia Sophia

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