Demonstrations Continue in Istanbul!

 A great cheer went up when this vehicle arrived on the scene!

There is absolute chaos in Bagdat Caddesi now. The people have taken over the street and blocked the traffic. They are marching up and down chanting, clapping their hands, banging pots and pans, whistling, and singing songs; added to which, the few cars that manage to get through, are sounding their horns, while motorbikes rev their engines as hard as they can. Occasionally a huge cheer goes up, and the noise is extraordinary!

At the moment, there is no sign of police, so, although the noise is deafening, there is absolutely no violence. In fact, it is almost a carnival-like atmosphere! Unfortunately, they show no sign of going home, so it looks as though we are in for another long night!


  1. Wow - it looks crazy outside! I guess you will be up all night! (hopefully it will stay carnival-like).

  2. It IS totally crazy! Fortunately Dad and Becca made it back from the airport, although they did have problems on the European side. Their taxi got caught up in part of the demonstrations and they had to drive through tear gas. There is a war going on on the European side, but here there are no police, so everyone is quite happy!


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