No End In Sight

Istanbul Mayor: We Are Still Building on Gezi Park

Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

The mayor Istanbul said on Saturday that plans will move forward to build a replica of Ottoman barracks on Gezi Park, despite nine days of protest against it that have spread across the country. The country's prime minister said on Saturday that he will meet with party leadership to figure out the next step, including officials in the Justice and Development Party in Istanbul, where the initial protests continue in Taksim Square. Although those protests have been active but quiet in the last few days, others are ramping up. Clashes have occurred in other parts of the city, and on Saturday police took out about a dozen tents belonging to protesters in Ankara, Turkey's capital.