Thanks, the other side of the story and the reason they were out in force is in the photograph before that one, there was a Communist party rally nearby. I saw these guys and hesitated for a moment (I think you can guess why) but then asked my girlfriend who speaks Turkish to ask them if it was ok for me to take their portrait. After assuring them I was a "tourist" they agreed, needless to say I was pretty shaky taking the photograph as they grimly stared at me. But looking at the result I'm glad I did.
Originally Posted by amsp