rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » IN PHOTOS: How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

IN PHOTOS: How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Last updated on: June 24, 2013 08:44 IST

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

     Next

Next

Turkey will never be the same again. The country has been rocked by demonstrations that began in and around Istanbul's Taksim Square and turned violent after police sought to clear protesters using teargas and water cannon.

Clashes have erupted in cities across the country, in which 5 people have lost their lives and more than 5000 injured, as people protest against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's 'authoritarian' leadership.

We bring forth combination photos illustrating incidents relating to the recent unrest in Turkey.

Here we see a combination of photos showing a fire barricade during an anti-government protest at Kizilay Square in Ankara, June 16 (top), and the same location before.

The unrest, in which police fired teargas and water cannons at stone-throwing protesters night after night in cities including Istanbul and Ankara, left five people dead and about 5,000 injured, according to the Turkish Medical Association.

Please click NEXT for more...


Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

     Next

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A combination of pictures shows the scene of a protest on June 12 and the same location before, at Kennedy street in central Ankara.

Please click NEXT for more...


Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters
Tags: FACE , Ankara , Turkey

Prev     Next

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A combination of photos shows riot police firing tear gas at demonstrators during protests at Kizilay square in central Ankara and the same location a day after.

Please click NEXT for more...


Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters
Tags: FACE , Ankara , Turkey

Prev     Next

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A combination of photos shows a woman crossing the street during protests at Kizilay square in central Ankara and the same location one day after.

Please click NEXT for more...


Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters
Tags: FACE , Ankara , Turkey

Prev     Next

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A combination of photos shows people taking cover from water cannons during an anti-government protest at Kizilay Square in Ankara and the same location one day after.

Please click NEXT for more...


Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters
Tags: FACE , Ankara , Turkey

Prev     Next

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A combination of photos shows an anti-government protest at Kizilay Square in Ankara and the same location one day after.

Please click NEXT for more...


Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters
Tags: FACE , Ankara , Turkey

Prev     Next

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A combination of photos shows members of the media being fired upon by a water cannon during anti-government protests at Kizilay Square in Ankara and the same location one day after.

Please click NEXT for more...


Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters
Tags: FACE , Ankara , Turkey

Prev     Next

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A combination photo of a Turkish riot policeman using tear gas against a woman as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square, in central Istanbul, on May 28.

In her red cotton summer dress, necklace and white bag slung over her shoulder she might have been floating across the lawn at a garden party; but before her crouches a masked policeman firing teargas spray that sends her long hair billowing upwards.

Endlessly shared on social media and replicated as a cartoon on posters and stickers, the image of the woman in red has become the leitmotif for female protesters during days of violent anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

Please click NEXT for more...

 


Photographs: Osman Orsal/Reuters

Prev     Next

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A combination of pictures shows a protester as he catches fire after he tried to throw a petrol bomb at riot police, and as he is showered from a water cannon during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul, on June 11.

Please click NEXT for more...


Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters
Tags: FACE , Istanbul , Turkey

Prev     Next

How protests have changed Turkey's FACE

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A combination photo shows a protester being sprayed by the police's water cannon during a demonstration at Kizilay square in central Ankara, on June 16.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul overnight on Sunday, erecting barricades and starting bonfires, after riot police firing teargas and water cannon stormed a park at the centre of two weeks of anti-government unrest.

Lines of police backed by armoured vehicles sealed off Taksim Square in the centre of the city as officers raided the adjoining Gezi Park late on Saturday, where protesters had been camped in a ramshackle settlement of tents.


Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Prev     Next

TOP photo features of the week

Prev     More

Click on MORE to see another set of PHOTO features...



Tags:

Prev     More