Global Economics

Taksim: Turkey's Protest Epicenter

Posted on June 05, 2013
Istanbul Erupts Photograph by Daniel Etter/Redux

It started as a sit-in, then erupted into full-blown protests across Turkey. Here are photos of the battlegrounds and flash points of the largest demonstrations the country has seen in a generation.

Pictured, a demonstrator waving a Turkish flag reacts to a dose of tear gas during the June 1 protests in Istanbul. Thousands protested plans to replace part of a well-known park with a shopping mall. More than that, they protested the heavy-handed politics of the regime of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

 
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