ActionHero in Tarlabasi, Istanbul

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ActionHero in Tarlabasi, Istanbul

Tarlabasi is a poor neighborhood, near Taksim Square in Istanbul - Turkey, that is almost abandoned. This is because the government wants to demolish for new construction. The poor, especially Kurds, are thus forced to leave their beloved district. There are only a few who keep their heads up and stay in this old city district as long as they can. While exploring the whole neighborhood, the people were so friendly that I wanted to give them something back instead of putting my own name up again and again. When a guy asked me to paint his name, many residents followed; Shop owners, young people and children … **Tarlabasi background info and pictures ** [gallery columns=”3” link=”file” ids=”13815,13813,13811,13809,13808,13806,13801,13800,13797,13820”] [divider style=”top” ]