Istanbul is by far one of my favorite cities in the world. Its energy is like no other other city's. It's hard to believe what is happening now in this beautiful city.
The simple protests to save a park and trees escalated to so much violence It seems unreal ... But in the midst of it, I will still always remember the best of Turkey and hope this is just an isolated episode that will pass us by and won't taint the image of the city that is trying to host the Olympics 2020. What is happening right now will definitely not help the city's candidacy to host.
Here are some images I snapped during my last visit