There's rampant corruption, widening inequality, and an increasingly authoritarian government.
Water Cannons on Taksim Square
June 16, 2013
On Saturday night, police move the protesters out. Across the river the next day, the Prime Minister holds a rally.
Erdogan's Politics of Polarization
June 11, 2013
Why is Turkey's prime minister acting so divisive in the face of the Istanbul protests? Because he benefits from antagonizing the protesters
Scenes from the Gezi Park Protests
June 04, 2013
The Turkish protests are about secularism. But they're also about money, gentrification, democracy, and the last bits of open space in Istanbul.
From Hardliner to Peacemaker: Will Erdogan End Turkey's Thirty Year War With the Kurds?
January 24, 2013
As his time as prime minister heads to a close, he seems to have transformed himself yet again: The hardliner has become a peacemaker.