the "Right to Shelter Office" in Dikmen Valley was set on fire by unknown individuals. Since the squatters of the neighborhood were experienced in building slums, a new office was quickly constructed in a short period of time. And now the residents of the valley are willing to confront any attacks by the municipality. There is also good news: the Turkish courts decided that the "urban transformation" process in the valley must be halted.from the article at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2008/kb091108.html
I'm taking photographs from Dikmen Valley since 2010 as a member of Socialist Realist Documentary Photographers group.