Beyond Gezi: remembering Ankara’s silent protests in photos

By Piero Castellano

The surprise political tremors that pervaded newsrooms across the world when spontaneous protests erupted all over Turkey on May 31st, 2013, can only be explained if the media were not paying attention to events in the Turkish capital — quite likely given that Ankara is so often overshadowed by its more beautiful sister, Istanbul

In a precursor to Gezi, a couple kisses outside of Kurtulus subway station on May 25, 2013, protesting warning signs seen in the subway asking couples to behave ‘according moral rules’. Source: all photos Piero Castellano.