The government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is maintaining a hardline against protesters, after clearing Gezi Park. The symbol of weeks of protests in Istanbul is empty -- for now.
The Turkish president has vowed to push ahead with a controversial development in Istanbul's Gezi Park. The project sparked violent mass protests in 2013 that left several dead and thousands injured.
The Gezi Park protests shook Turkey three years ago, leaving 11 people dead and thousands injured. While five murder suspects are on trial, there has been criticism alleging biased proceedings.
The Turkish composer Tolga Yayalar, who lives in Istanbul, tells DW how he experienced the attempted military coup on Friday night. He fears for freedom of art and the press.
British rock band Radiohead condemned an attack on customers at an Istanbul record store attending their album release party. Islamists said they were angry with the event coinciding with their holy month, Ramadan.
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