During the last few days, Turkey was in the center of global interest. Peaceful protests, aimed at preserving Gezi park in the heart of Istanbul, were turned into anti-government mood. On Tuesday, massive clashes and chaos erupted on Taksim square, provoked by very strong reaction of the Turkish police towards protesters. Our friend Andrei Pungovschi, great Romanian photographer, was in the eye of the storm. Andrei made excellent and brave work, showing how one part of Istanbul was turned from silent rebellion into pandemonium that lasted for hours.
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All photos © Andrei Pungovschi