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· June, 2013

Stories about Turkey from June, 2013

22 June 2013

Censorship and Police Brutality Mark Three Weeks of Turkish Protests

It's been three weeks since massive protests started across Turkey. Since their start on May 31, the country has witnessed media censorship, police brutality, protests by the thousands and the...

19 June 2013

Russians See Themselves in Turkish Protests

RuNet Echo

As Turkish protests continue, Russians draw parallels between events in Turkey and their own protest movement and hard-line political leader.

4 June 2013

Turkey: A Social Media Chronology of Occupy Gezi

On April 10, a hashtag on Turkey's Twitter proclaimed, #ayagakalk ("stand up"). This came from a small group of activists trying to preserve the standing park, Gezi Park in Taksim...

2 June 2013

Istanbul Protests Through the Eyes of a Ukrainian Journalist

As the anti-government protests and police brutality in Turkey are making top headlines globally, many Ukrainians have started to follow the situation there with much interest, expressing support and admiration...

1 June 2013

Turkey: “A Tree Dies, A Nation Rises”

The situation in Istanbul turned violent when police cracked down on peaceful protesters on Friday, May 31. The peaceful sit-in started five days ago where several tens of people gathered...