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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, ...


 

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