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From street battle to street party

A personal account of arriving in Istanbul - with my luggage - as the Gezi Park erupted in protest...

Erdoğan’s Thatcher moment?

It is hard not to be appalled by the scenes coming out of Taksim’s Gezi Park, where police have swept in yet again to try and evict demonstrators protesting the park’s...

New Year cheer: how Top Gear offended Turkey

Fans of the BBC’s popular motoring show Top Gear will be aware that their latest adventure saw them drive across the Middle East towards Bethlehem. They were following in...

Thugs above the law: the Turkish police today

Everyone knows the Turkish police are brutal, but the government has no interest in doing anything about it...