Turkish Protest News


Though American media coverage has been minimal, anti-government protests in Turkey have been raging for three days now.

The BBC has a summary of the protesters’ grievances against Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s increasingly autocratic and religious prime minister.

The Guardian is maintaining an often-updated live feed on the situation.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →