By: Orhan Veli Kanık
He looks in front of him all the time.
He doesn’t smoke.
The tram drivers of Istanbul have a unique position within the tumultuous streets of Istanbul. The path the trams take is used by not only the tram, but also by cars, pedestrians, large 18-wheelers, riot patrol police, water cannon tanks, you name it…
Below are some photographs of such tram drivers and the beautiful trains/buses they conduct.
The final image is of a police officer. City buses haves been used by security forces as mobile home units. The police officers have been forced by their superiors to sleep in and essentially live out of these units during the ongoing demonstrations.