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LGBT pride day at Taksim (Life gets better together) #direnAyol

LGBT pride day, Taksim-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok, pentax k10d

LGBT pride day, Taksim-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok, pentax k10d

resist Turkey for freedom

LGBT pride day, Taksim-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok, pentax k10d

LGBT pride day, Taksim-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok, pentax k10d

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LGBT marching at Taksim #direnAyol

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Resist against all intolerance and prejudice!

LGBT Pride Parade , Taksim Square, photos by ozgur ozkok

LGBT Pride Parade , Taksim Square, photos by ozgur ozkok

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#DirenLice Taksim demonstration

Taksim square, before meeting police forces are waiting

Taksim square, before meeting police forces are waiting

Saturday demonstration was for Medeni Yildirim (at Diyarbakir) and others

to protest the Lice-Diyarbakir incident

to protest the Lice-Diyarbakir incident

Democratic Congress of the Peoples (HDK) met at the Galatasaray Lisesi and marched to the Taksim square to protest the Lice-Diyarbakir incident.

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#DirenGezegen , against dirty energy , Kadikoy

Kadikoy-Istanbul

Kadikoy-Istanbul

Anti-capitalist and green friends from around the world

Kadikoy-Istanbul

Kadikoy-Istanbul

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Hidrellez-Ahirkapi 2013 by Bernardo Ricci Armani

 Hidrellez 2013 , Ahirkapi-Istanbul, Nikon D4, photos by Bernardo Ricci Armani

Nice photos from Hidrellez 2013 celebration at Ahirkapı . Great portfolio is by Bernardo Ricci Armani.

A man plays his drum entertaining a girl dancing around him

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Mehter Team’s Show

Mehter is the oldest army band at world. These photos from a show at Fatih Camii ‘s garden

1 Mayis 2013, Kadıköy , TKP-Reddediyoruz

1 Mayıs 2013, TKP Kadıköy, photos by ozgur ozkok

1 Mayıs 2013, TKP Kadıköy, photos by ozgur ozkok

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1 Mayıs 2013, TKP Kadıköy, photos by ozgur ozkok

1 Mayıs 2013, TKP Kadıköy, photos by ozgur ozkok

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Ashura Day In Halkali

Thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered in İstanbul’s Halkalı district on Saturday to mark the day of Ashura and mourn the martyrdom of 72 people, including Husain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala 1,369 years ago.

Ashura Day , photo by Pinar Cici

Ashura Day , photo by Pinar Cici

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Sound of music on Istiklal

Sound of music on Istiklal

This lovely and hot evening in August I took a little walk from Galata towards Taksim. Nothing special in this route in itself. I often stroll along Istiklal, taking sidetracks..

Istanbul, photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

Istanbul, photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

Have seen street musicians there every day and I can tell that I have contradicting feelings about street music.. Can be compared to street food. One can witness an extraordinary experience but also disappointment sometimes is possible. Continue reading