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Lucy Kafanov
Last year, #Turkey hosted the largest #LGBT pride parade in the Muslim world. This year, dispersed w tear gas & TOMA pic.twitter.com/sYXHc7aePn
Two onlookers huddle for safety and watch as #Turkish police crack down on #Istanbul's annual #LGBT pride march. pic.twitter.com/5yPKvPNdFp
Another major wave of water cannon and tear gas. People are sick and retching in the street #istanbul #lgbt
Gas masks on. Shop owners closing stores. Crowd booing #lgbt #turkey
Turkish riot police clearing #LGBT demonstrators from #Istanbul's #Istiklal street now pic.twitter.com/XCG68cmf31
Column of riot police trapped between two massive groups of protesters. Toma ready
A very small wave of maybe two dozen protesters just marched down towards galata. So far no tear gas or TOMA but far cry from 100k last year
#Turkey just shut down the #LGBT pride march. #Istiklal avenue now empty, save for tourists and shoppers
Meanwhile ...... Courtney Love Tweets Ordeal During Violent Uber Protests in Paris, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/06/26/wor…
Insults are best spelled correctly.
#Russia: President #Putin’s approval ratings hit 89 percent, the highest they’ve ever been wapo.st/1fB2uAU
Why Syrian Kurds victory over #ISIS could stir up problems usat.ly/1N6X0IK My latest for @USATODAY
#YPG commander Redur Khalil tells me #Turkey decided to close its side of border and that Kurds are keeping border open from Tal Abyad side
#Turkey closes its border crossing with #Syria at #Akcakale, preventing refugees from returning home to Tal Abyad (1/2)
About 150 Tal Abyad residents return from #Turkey to their homes. One tells ms he's going back to defend his property pic.twitter.com/6JiEfsPNHm
UN cars on road to Akcakale. More than 20K refugees fled Tal Abyad, but hundreds reportedly returned earlier today pic.twitter.com/aJ2BJhUG1a
#ISIS seized Palmyra last month, leaving the site untouched. On Saturday, a #Syrian regime air strike hit the ruins. tinyurl.com/nvhnxo8
#YPG Kurds cut road to #ISIS 'capital' in battle for #Syria border town of Tal Abyad tinyurl.com/q3l7k3e
While cultural attitudes relaxed in parts of #Istanbul, members of #turkey's LGBT community face daily discrimination & threats of violence
A contestant struts down the runway at @ANGELOFTURKEY transgender beauty pageant, hosted ahead of #Turkey's LGBTPride pic.twitter.com/qoV0GgY03E
Contestants watch as a Zenne dancer (male belly dancer) performs at the #Istanbul transgender beauty pageant. #Turkey pic.twitter.com/vZGo4EMc6w
#Turkey hosted a transgender beauty pageant, as #Istanbul gears up for annual gay pride festivities #LGBTPrideMonth pic.twitter.com/sfo9gP2nYU
My latest on what's behind the loss in support for #Erdogan's AKP in #Turkey's election: (via @csmonitor) twitter.com/csmonitor/stat…
Good read on what's ahead for post-election #Turkey on the foreign policy front: twitter.com/peterson__scot…
Two Kurdish mothers, whose sons had disappeared during the Turkish state's war with PKK insurgents. @… instagram.com/p/3tQRhepfz6/
Weird things going on over at the White House. Press evacuated and TV camera lenses covered up by WH staffers. twitter.com/frankthorpnbc/…
#diyarbakir HDP supporters here saying they believe attack on Islamist group this afternoon was provocation to stir violence and unrest
#Diyarbakir Police sergeant on site in Sehitlik says officers are negotiating with both leftist and Islamist groups to calm the situation.
#Diyarbakir police close road. Officer say 1 person killed, 1 critically wounded. heavy clashes bet Kurdish & Huda Par, now sporadic gunfire
Smell of smoke and burning. We hear gunfire. Approaching area where Islamist Huda Par members were reportedly attacked. #Diyarbakir #Turkey
Once at forefront of long war, #Diyarbakir residents say they want to put the past behind. My latest for @AJEnglish: aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/t…
On the hope for a settled peace in #Turkey's #Diyarbakir. My latest for @USATODAY: usatoday.com/story/news/wor…
#Diyarbakir: funeral for 17-year-old Ciwan, 4th person killed in Friday's bomb blasts at HDP rally. #Turkey pic.twitter.com/uISHKJIngK
Mourners gather for funeral of the 4th person killed in Friday's #HDP bombing in #Diyarbakir: a 17 year old boy. pic.twitter.com/WlSJclk4mE
Amazing 2 watch self-policing among #HDP supporters in #Diyarbakir. Just diffused potentially dangerous escalation, though crowd still amped
Police pushing demonstrators back looks like some HDP folks trying to calm demonstrators in their ranks pic.twitter.com/eSmnw3IzRT
#Diyarbakir: TOMAs are in place and riot police is in formation. Celebrations have a rowdier tone this evening. Piles of paper lot on fire
#Diyarbakir madness, night 2: Filing my last story (or trying to) amid cheers, drums, honking cars, fireworks, gunfire and one sword-fight.
Water cannon producer’s stock dips after #Turkey’s ruling AKP loses majority tinyurl.com/pjma8km
#Erdogan got 44 hrs of TV coverage in 1 week in May. Now, a live counter to how long he's been missing from airwaves: tinyurl.com/prj5b25
My recap of today's #TurkeyElections for @USATODAY Turkish ruling party suffers defeat, loses majority in Parliament tinyurl.com/prh47kq
The #HDP expected to take around 80 of parliament's 550 seats. Another photo from #Diyarbakir's celebration earlier: pic.twitter.com/4zwK1TYbGY
#TurkeyElection ushers in a new era, but process isn't over. AKP has 45 days to form new government, else Erdogan can call a new election
Supporters cheer on the HDP victory just a few feet from where twin blasts ripped through an #HDP rally on Friday. pic.twitter.com/D3IS8hMaMR




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