The Far Post: Soccer and the street in Istanbul

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Anti-government protestors clashed with police in Istanbul throughout the summer.
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Fans invaded the pitch at Besiktas' match with rival Galatasary in Istanbul and threw chairs at police.
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Izzy Finkel grew up in Istanbul, from where she edits www.BulentJournal.com, a quarterly online publication about contemporary Turkey. She is currently editing a book on the future of Europe for the King Edward VII Foundation, and works as an occasional translator of Turkish literature into English.

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