Thousands gathered in Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul to demonstrate against police brutality and government policies
Thousands gathered in Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul to demonstrate against police brutality and government policies

As protests erupted throughout Turkey,  I had the chance to talk to PRI’s The World about what’s going on here. Take a listen above to our first two conversations. The first conversation aired on May 31st, the first day of violence between protesters and the police. The second aired the following Monday, June 3, when I was joined by Deniz who’d been sitting in at Gezi Park–the beloved green space that fueled the country’s unrest.