Turkey + Cyprus: Turkey Gezi Uprising: turkeyuprising06

ISTANBUL, TURKEY.  Turks wave their hands in Gezi Park after a week of protests led to police being barricaded out of and withdrawing from Taksim Square as it transforms increasingly into a free zone on June 5, 2013. The crisis which began over construction of a park and plans to reconstruct Ottoman barracks and a shopping mall has evolved into Turkey's biggest political crisis in decades as Turks express frustration with the current AK Party, Justice and Development Party, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Turks wave their hands in Gezi Park after a week of protests led to police being barricaded out of and withdrawing from Taksim Square as it transforms increasingly into a free zone on June 5, 2013. The crisis which began over construction of a park and plans to reconstruct Ottoman barracks and a shopping mall has evolved into Turkey's biggest political crisis in decades as Turks express frustration with the current AK Party, Justice and Development Party, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.