The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Saturday that he will press ahead with the development of the Taksim area of Istanbul, overruling furious protests by residents. In 2013, millions demonstrated (below) against the Taksim plans. Eleven people died.
Erdogan now says the redevelopment will yield what he described as Europe’s largest opera house.
Let’s not go there.
This house will be built on innocent blood.