The protesters held banners that read "#Rape cannot be legitimized" and "AKP Take Your Hands Off My Body," a reference to the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which introduced the bill, .The government said the legislation was aimed at dealing with the widespread custom of child marriages, blaming protesters for distorting the bill's aim.However, after my experiences covering the revolutions in Egypt and Libya in 2011, I neither felt the need nor desire to photograph that horrible, horrible war.
People’s reactions to me changed the moment I tried to photograph them: they played up to the camera, they picked up more stones to throw at police, waved more flags, etc.
I’d seen it before, the very same behavior and body language in the early days of the Arab revolutions.
Martin’s wounds put him out of commission for more than a year.
“I stayed offline and away from everything,” he tells TIME. Its people are friendly and warm, seemingly able to juggle the ways of the past with the full-speed march of modernization.
With that in mind I decided to take a rather unusual approach and document the world of Turkish soap operas.