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Entries by Barry Yourgrau from 06/2013

Istanbul's Mean Streets

| Posted 06.03.2013 | World

Riot police pulled out of Taksim area Saturday afternoon. Gezi Park, Taksim Square, and Istiklal were an astounding sea of joy: thousands upon thousands of people sitting, wandering, chanting. The action got heavy though in Besiktas area. Sunday morning, rain and quiet. For now.

In the Tunnels Under Taksim (Photos)

| Posted 06.09.2013 | World

Part of Erdogan's renovation scheme for Taksim Square and Gezi Park involves funneling traffic underground. The partially finished tunnels now stand open, theoretically, to anyone. But they have a forbidding look. On Friday, I saw two girls doing down. I decided to follow.

Taksim Tear Gas: My New Video From This Morning

| Posted 06.11.2013 | World

I shot this video of a police tear gas assault in Taksim this morning, Tuesday.

Taksim Piano Man Playing 'Imagine' at 8 a.m. (VIDEO)

| Posted 06.14.2013 | World

He played from last night, Thursday, into this morning, Friday, here in embattled Taksim Square in Istanbul. His audience was mainly protesters with riot cops looking on.

Harassed by Cops in Istanbul: A Journalist's Experience (VIDEO)

| Posted 06.17.2013 | World

They patted my upper leg area down, pulled out my fold-up umbrella from my back pocket (it was an Xmas gift), then found my camera in my other back pocket, bellowed at me to show pictures, then bellowed furiously, "Delete! DELETE QUICKLY!!"