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The New York Times: With a Burst of Color, Turkey’s Public Walkways Become a Focus of Quiet Protest


In Istanbul, known as the city of seven hills, dozens of public stairways crisscross centuries-old neighborhoods, giving pedestrians a way to avoid heavy car traffic on the streets. Those walkways generally attract little notice, but that changed last week, when a retired forestry engineer decided to paint the Findikli stairs in the central district of Beyoglu in all the colors of [...] → Read the full article…