Author: Piero Castellano

How Gezi was lost but not forgotten: a timeline

How Gezi was lost but not forgotten: a timeline

Over the past week the depressing landscape of the Turkish opposition movement has been revived by a wave of nostalgic tweets and photos under the...

Beyond Gezi: remembering Ankara’s silent protests in photos

Beyond Gezi: remembering Ankara’s silent protests in photos

In a precursor to Gezi, a couple kisses outside of Kurtulus subway station on May 25, 2013, protesting warning signs seen in the subway asking...

“Why is there no Sea in Ankara?”

“Why is there no Sea in Ankara?”

A stencil of executed revolutionary Deniz Gezmiş close to Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara. *Source: Piero Castellano © “There was, they hanged him” “Why is there no...

Media gags: bad for the public, good for the government

Media gags: bad for the public, good for the government

Journalists protest press freedom crackdowns while gagged, Ankara, February 15, 2014. *Source: Piero Castellano © Media gags: bad for the public, good for the government A...

Saving Turkey-EU relations more important now than ever

Saving Turkey-EU relations more important now than ever

*The EU will be seeking a summit with Turkey in the coming months according to Donald Tusk. Source: Hürriyet Daily News As diplomatic relations at...