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Istanbul Residents Skeptical of 'Risk Area' Declaration

Istanbul city authorities have announced the destruction of an area containing thousands of people's homes because they say they are unsafe. The decision has caused outrage because the area is a center of anti-government unrest and home to a minority religious sect. Istanbul’s Okmeydani district is a hot bed of anti-government protests, many walls are covered in graffiti critical of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  There also are written names of people who have been...

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