New leaked details from a meeting in Turkey
Under normal circumstances, the unrest that Turkey has recently seen would likely signal a drastic change in a country’s political landscape. But Turkey’s current government—especially Erdoğan—still appears to be standing strong. How come?
A profile of Fetullah Gulen, the prime minister's greatest enemy
Inside the movement of Fetullah Gulen, the Islamic leader in rural Pennsylvania who may be toppling Turkey's government.
Orhan Pamuk explains the arrogance of Erdoğan, the riots in Taksim Square, and why the future of the novel lies in the East.
On June 15, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent armored cars and riot police to clear Taksim Square. Gezi Park, the site of the original protests within the square, was closed to the public and put under police watch. For weeks after, the neighborhood felt quiet—"like playing house," Sibel, 23, who lives just down the road on Istiklal Avenue, said two weeks ago.
A tear-gas confrontation on Saturday night. A rally for Erdogan on Sunday.
On Saturday night, police move the protesters out. Across the river the next day, the Prime Minister holds a rally.
Turkey's prime minister benefits from antagonizing the protesters
Why is Turkey's prime minister acting so divisive in the face of the Istanbul protests? Because he benefits from antagonizing the protesters
The long, strange history of the building that sparked the Istanbul protests
The proposed building in Taksim Square actually has a long and storied history.
Remembering beer, book parties, and better times in Istanbul
Recalling better times in Istanbul.
In booming Istanbul, the middle class Erdogan helped create has turned on him
The Turkish protests are about secularism. But they're also about money, gentrification, democracy, and the last bits of open space in Istanbul.