Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Candidates Goodluck Jonathan and Mohamudu Buhari call for calm

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Anger at mental health stigmatisation after crash allegations

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Yemen, the Escalation; France's Three Way Race; Clarkson Shown the Exit (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Germanwings Crash; Co-pilot 'hid illness' on crash day (part 1)

Read more

#THE 51%

The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

France's chronic umemployment problem

Read more

FOCUS

Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Bistronomy: Stylish and simple eating

Read more

Europe

Turkish protesters host 'independent' Ramadan meal

© Hurriyet Daily News

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-07-10

Breaking with tradition, Istanbul’s municipality organised a Ramadan meal Tuesday night in Taksim Square, the focus of recent anti-government protests, instead of Gezi Park, while demonstrators organized a separate meal a few hundred metres away.

Istanbul's Beyoğlu Municipality organized a fast-breaking event in Taksim Square for the first night of Ramadan, while demonstrators gathered a few hundred meters away along İstiklal Avenue for their own "iftar" meal.

The municipality placed tables in Taksim Square for the first fast-breaking meal, instead of setting up an "iftar" tent in Gezi Park as in previous years.

Preparations were made to feed around 1,500 people at the site, which has become a focus ground for anti-government protests in recent weeks.

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News.

 

Date created : 2013-07-10

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Istanbul’s Gezi Park to host giant Ramadan feast

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Istanbul’s Gezi Park reopened after protests

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Turkish court blocks park project that triggered unrest

    Read more

COMMENT(S)