Anti-government protesters in Turkey are defiant despite the police sweeping through a camp in Istanbul. They're vowing to keep up the pressure on Prime Minister Erdogan, who has largely dismisssed their demands.
The Turkish parliament has passed a contentious security law that gives police more powers. The bill sparked vehement criticism from the opposition, which fears it could be used to suppress dissent ahead of elections.
Police used water cannon and teargas to break up demonstrations marking the death of a 15-year-old wounded during anti-government protests. Memorial events took place in a number of Turkish cities.
Turkey welcomes private investors in the fields of art and culture, but artists feel oppressed by the government. Beyond censorship and commercial speculation, an alternative art scene offers some hope.
Turkey has arrested a journalist in its investigation against a "conspiracy" against military officers. Mehmet Baransu was also detained in December for criticizing a presidential adviser.