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Taksim Square, situated in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey, is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the Istanbul Metro network. Taksim Square is also the location of the Monument of the Republic (Turkish: Cumhuriyet Anıtı) which was crafted by Pietro Canonica and inaugurated in 1928. The monument commemorates the 5th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, following the Turkish War of Independence.

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Taksim Square, sitting at the top of a hill on the European shore of Istanbul, has always been a place to make an architectural statement. Until recent years, the bustling square and transport hub was bordered by a monument to Turkey's secular founder, a large Greek Orthodox Church, a five-star hotel, ...
Two rival groups are reported to have fired shots at each other near Istanbul's main Taksim Square. (AFP). Related Articles. Erdogan says Turkey can enter Afrin center at any moment · Staff at Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper back on trial after almost 500 days jail. ISTANBUL: Turkey's state-run news ...

"The Istanbul festival happened just before the Taksim Square uprising, and you could really feel the dissatisfaction of the young creative people there. In Sao Paulo, too, there were lots of demonstrations that started over the bus fare increases." "I invited people from Istanbul to come to Sao Paolo and to ...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 26: Construction work continues on the Taksim Square mosque on February 26, 2018 in Istanbul, TURKEY. Construction of the mosque began a year ago, a controversial project championed by Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty ...
Know Before You Go. A 10 to 15 minute walk from Taksim Square, the building can also be reached by bus from the same direction. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of Atlas Obscura in your inbox. Thanks for subscribing! View all newsletters » · restaurantsarchitecturearchitectural oddities.

He's documented the 2013 unrest in Turkey's Taksim Square, the crisis in Ukraine, and the Calais Jungle. But now he's turning the lens on a crisis unfolding right on his doorstep in Paris. "For several months, hundreds of refugees have been roaming the capital for lack of a better reception facility," explains ...
A 53 year-old citizen of Iranian origin, Reza Sharafhani set himself on fire on Taksim Square in the center of Istanbul on February 21, reports the Dogan news agency. The bystanders managed to put out the fire rapidly and called medical personnel, who later took the man away to receive treatment.
ISTANBUL - Work to demolish and rebuild the Ataturk Cultural Center has started in Istanbul. The center is one of the symbols of Taksim square, an icon of the Gezi Park protests in 2013. As announced last year by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the building will be replaced by a new structure that will ...
Pro-Erdogan supporters wave Turkish flags on Taksim square in Istanbul on July 17, 2016, during a demonstration in support to the Turkish government following a failed coup attempt. (AFP). Related Articles. Germany supports group behind Turkish coup attempt -- Erdogan spokesman · Arab TV channels ...
Those wanting to capture a panoramic view of the city should go to the Galata Tower, one of the tallest -- 63 meters high -- and oldest buildings in Istanbul, which is located near the Taksim Square where a classic red tram still roams the popular shopping district. First built as part of a defense wall in the ...
Union activists have been demanding to mark the day on the iconic Istanbul's Taksim Square. In 2010, Taksim Square was opened to demonstrations and meetings after 32 years. Turkey banned May Day celebrations in Taksim Square in 1978 after 34 people were killed when shots were fired into the ...
Women across Turkey are set to take to the streets to mark International Women's Day on March 8. The women's rights group Istanbul Feminist Collective has called on women to march on the long İstiklal Avenue, near Taksim Square, in Istanbul to protest against "patriarchy, male violence, sexism, ...
Daniella Peled. Jan 23, 2018 1:09 AM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email · reddit · stumbleupon. Members of Amnesty International stage a silent protest against Israel's attacks on Gaza, near the main Taksim Square in central Istanbul January 17, 2009.
Intrepid's break here is extra tasty: you'll take a fragrant spin around the Spice Bazaar, learn to brew Turkish coffee, dine in a family home and follow an evening tasting trail, hitting street food stalls, raki taverns and the late-night burger vans of Taksim Square. The three-day Bite-size Break in Istanbul costs ...
Protesters burn an effigy of Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, founder of the Gulen movement, during a demonstration at Taksim Square, in Istanbul. Gulen has been accused by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of allegedly orchestrating the July 15, 2016 failed coup. Picture: Sedat Suna/EPA. Turkey's ...
A video taken in the early hours of Jan. 15 showing four attackers stabbing and beating dogs in Istanbul's Taksim Square, including the dog of a young Syrian rough sleeper, has stirred angry reactions from Turkish social media users. Four people, including one woman, can be seen in the video ...

New Year's Eve was celebrated across Turkey amid tight security measures, with several roads closed to vehicle traffic and bans on celebrations in popular districts. Roads leading to Istanbul's popular Taksim Square were closed to vehicles at 3 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2017 as part of the security precautions, ...
Meanwhile, authorities have either scrapped or banned any New Year celebrations in some of the most popular areas for revellers, including the major hub of Taksim Square, the buzzing area of Besiktas and upscale shopping district of Sisli. WATCH: Ontario woman killed in Istanbul nightclub attack ...
In Istanbul, street celebrations which have until been a tradition on the central and busy Taksim Square and other popular districts have been cancelled by the authorities because of security concerns. The Istanbul police also prohibited heavy vehicles, including trucks, lorries and concrete mixers, from ...
Local authorities have already announced a ban on New Year's Eve celebrations at Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square and other locations in the districts of Besiktas and Sisli over increasing security concerns. "We have taken all precautions for our citizens to spend the New Year's Eve in the best possible way ...
Turkish People take part in a rally on May 30, 2011 at Taksim Square in Istanbul, to mark the first anniversary of Mavi Marmara incident. (AFP). AFP, The Hague Friday, 1 December 2017. Text size A A A. The International Criminal Court will not prosecute Israel over the deadly raid on a flotilla carrying ...
Despite being considered one of the "seven wonders of the world", the Taj Mahal was bizarrely absent from a tourism booklet produced this summer by the state government of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Completed between 1631 and 1648, the Taj Mahal is perhaps the finest existing example of Mughal ...
In Istanbul, male LGBT activists joined a rally in tourist hot-spot Taksim Square to protest the killing of women, which rights groups say have ...
Istanbul's Beyoglu district governorship, on Friday, banned a film screening event, organized by a local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...
The Directorate of National education in Istanbul organized a ceremony in Taksim Square. General Command of Gendarmerie posted a video ...
On a cold January night near Istanbul's Taksim Square, a family of ten Syrian refugees sat quietly in a one-bedroom apartment. There was no ...
Chris McGrath via Getty Images LGBT supporters march towards Taksim Square on June 25, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The 2017 LGBT Pride March was banned by authorities for the third year. Organisers defied the order and people attempted to march to Taksim Square but were met by a heavy police ...
In the 650-meter section between Taksim Square and Galatasaray high school, a green plastic material was laid on the ground beneath the ...
It took no longer than minutes to settle in the hotel rooms, change and be prepared for our grand conquest of Taksim Square and İstiklal ...
This week the game is at Alper's (Kenan Ece) place, a comfy loft-like apartment just off Istanbul's central Taksim Square. We see him carefully ...
The opera house's construction will also see Taksim Square become fully pedestrian, with vehicle traffic passing underground, announced ...
... with organizing meetings and activities to generate a social movement like the protests that took place in Taksim Square in Istanbul in 2013.
The metro station next to the hotel goes direct to the main Taksim Square and then the Old City area of Sultanahmet, where the Grand Bazaar ...
Their demonstration morphed into the biggest anti-government protest in memory with hundreds of thousands taking to Taksim Square and ...
The metro station next to the hotel goes direct to the main Taksim Square and then the Old City area of Sultanahmet, where the Grand Bazaar ...
... Erdogan steps on a photo of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen during a pro-government demonstration on Taksim Square in Istanbul, July 18, ...
Imagine you're in a tourist-heavy area, like Times Square in New York, or Taksim Square in Istanbul. You hear a lot of shouting, and then a ...
A project to build a mosque in Taksim Square - epicentre of 2013's Gezi Park protests - is just one of the many local scandals they point to as ...
A project to build a mosque in Taksim Square--epicenter of 2013's Gezi Park protests--is just one of the many local scandals they point to as ...
The iconic Taksim Square at central Istanbul is among the renovation projects most criticized, as the area lost its historic fabric after being ...
The Taksim Square unrest and your harsh treatment of demonstrators only reaffirms that Turkey under your rule has become a one-man ...
Protesters carry an effigy of Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, founder of the Gulen movement, during a demonstration at Taksim Square, ...
World famous artist Ugo Rondinone's rainbow sculpture, which was exhibited in Taksim Square in 1999, will be on display at the Mustafa ...
... that had I not been so acutely conscious of the surroundings, I could have imagined that we were in a cafe in Istanbul's Taksim Square.
Trees were planted in Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square as the city's most visited venue gets a facelift. Istanbul municipality workers planted 20 ...
Trees were planted in Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square as the city's most visited venue gets a facelift. Istanbul municipality workers planted 20 ...
Trees will be planted in Istanbul's symbolic Taksim Square after ongoing construction works, Beyoğlu district mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan ...
Turkish police confronted left-wing protesters on Monday who attempted to march to Taksim Square despite the government having sealed off ...
With the ongoing commercialization and gentrification of European-side haunts like Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, Moda now finds itself swamped on weekends with Istanbulites making the short ferry crossing from Europe. Visitors also come to eat, and one restaurant in particular is sitting on top of ...


 

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