On the Streets of Istanbul

Earlier this month we sent artist and writer Molly Crabapple to Istanbul to report on the aftermath of last year’s Gezi Park protests and the mix of secularists, dissidents, artists, football fans, internet free speech activists, anarchists and Kemalists who now continue the undercurrent of street protest in Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian Turkey. They plan to return to the streets tomorrow on May Day. Today we’re publishing her account and her drawings of what she saw as our latest TPMPrime longform “mini”: Istanbul: Before the Tear Gas. (sub req.)