Olivia Walton is a freelance writer and editor from Cape Town. After an internship at The Paris Review in New York, she is now giving life in Istanbul a try. Tear gas is to be avoided.
The official version of events is that the protests in Taksim Square are over and peace is restored to Turkey. But on the streets, a different story is being told, and the struggle for power rages on. By OLIVIA WALTON.