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.
Trials against reporters and Turkish soccer fans follow on the heels of a crackdown this weekend on Turkish media critical of President Erdogan. Observers are worried about where the state is headed.
When DW commissioned a piece from Turkish composer Tolga Yayalar for his country's Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra, he saw the 2013 Gezi Park protests as a natural source of inspiration.
The trial of more than two dozen anti-government activists accused of organizing last year's Gezi protests has begun in Istanbul. The defendants face up to 29 years in prison if convicted.
A draft law taken to parliament in Turkey has proposed greater powers for police on matters including detention, weapons and wiretapping. This comes as Kurds protest over the situation in neighboring Iraq and Syria.
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