Jenna Krajeski

Water Cannons on Taksim Square
A tear-gas confrontation on Saturday night. A rally for Erdogan on Sunday.
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
Turkey's prime minister benefits from antagonizing the protesters
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
In booming Istanbul, the middle class Erdogan helped create has turned on him
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.