The Lion and the Nightingale

A Journey through modern Turkey – Kaya Genc – I.B.Tauris

Back home he took care of the house, read articles from the day’s papers and opened a book. He went to bed early. Under the blanket he remembered the twenty-six people detained while trying to reach Taksim Square in 2013. A seventeen-year-old called Dilan Alp was wounded when a canister hit her on the head. He remembered how all the streets leading to Taksim were blocked in 2014. He remembered the moment the reforms began to roll back. More than two hundred protesters were detained.