Turkey + Cyprus: Turkey Gezi Uprising: turkeyuprising07

ISTANBUL, TURKEY.  Flags bearing Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed PKK leader, and the Kurdish national flag are seen in the middle of Taksim Square on an overturned police vehicle during a protest of the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his policies a week after demonstrators forced police to withdraw from the square leading to a carnival-like sit-in on June 8, 2013. A week of protests led to police being barricaded out of and withdrawing from Istanbul's Taksim Square as it transforms increasingly into a free zone; 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. Flags bearing Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed PKK leader, and the Kurdish national flag are seen in the middle of Taksim Square on an overturned police vehicle during a protest of the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his policies a week after demonstrators forced police to withdraw from the square leading to a carnival-like sit-in on June 8, 2013. A week of protests led to police being barricaded out of and withdrawing from Istanbul's Taksim Square as it transforms increasingly into a free zone; 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.