Tag Archives: Istanbul

Tear Gas Everywhere

Whether it be mainstream or citizen journalism, a striking feature of photos from the protests in Turkey is the ever-present cloud of pale yellow gas lurking in the background or engulfing protesters, particularly in images captured after dark. This flagrant use of tear gas, often as a first-resort, by these countries’ police services (with implied […]

Treatment of Turkish protesters

The situation in Turkey has naturally been headline news around the world for the past couple of weeks, I just wanted to add my thoughts about the reaction of the police and state to the protest and protesters. Last night the Police moved in with force and evacuated protesters from Gezi Park, again with┬átear gas […]