Turkish Troubles

It is like seeing good friends getting divorced, or even murdering each other, I thought , as the news came in of events in Turkey this weekend. I was reminded of my many friends across Turkey who suddenly will have terrible uncertainty in their lives, almost as though the events in Syria have spilled over the border. Tourist numbers were already down 35% on the previous year, and these events will be another blow. The situation seems to reflect a country sharply divided between those who support the president, and those who look westwards. The dismissal of the country's 2,700 judges hardly signifies a search for justice. These photographs recall a happier time.