Istanbul feels like a carnival, but the protests are violent in Turkey's provinces
People in the south and east harbor plenty of anger toward the police and government, one witness says. They just waited for a chance to run riot.
ANTAKYA , Turkey – Thousands have filled Istanbul's Gezi Park and the surrounding Taksim Square to celebrate what they consider their great victory. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan still treats them with disdain, but the president and a deputy prime minister are sounding much more conciliatory tones and have pledged to meet with the protesters.