Annotation — From the August 2014 issue

What the Camera Saw

Investigating a Turkish protester’s death

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              In 2005, the Turkish government launched a program called the Urban Security Management System (known by the acronym MOBESE), a network of CCTV cameras installed around Istanbul to monitor crime. MOBESE was soon expanded to cities all over Turkey, where its cameras remain a conspicuous piece of urban jewelry. By 2010 there were some 4,000 government cameras in 1,000 locations in Istanbul alone. “I think it is now possible for the state to follow someone from his home to virtually everywhere through CCTVs,” Kaan Karc?l?o?lu, an Istanbul attorney, told me. In the summer …

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is a writer based in Istanbul and is the recipient of a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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