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The situation in Turkey may not be completely comparable, but the 2013 Gezi Park protests took everyone by surprise. Hence, in the event of real or perceived electoral fraud, protests could follow that could easily turn violent, throwing the legitimacy of the election results into question and the country into ...
In Istanbul, police prevented members of the CHP from staging the protest in Taksim Square, while riot police and water cannon vehicles were deployed around İstiklal Avenue and Gezi Park. After police refused to allow CHP members to enter Taksim Square they opted to march down İstiklal Avenue.

In 2013, then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a project to rebuild the old military barracks on Gezi Park, sparking country-wide protests known as the Gezi Park protests, during which Taksim Square was occupied by protestors for nearly a month. Following the protests, Taksim Square ...
“Slogans in nice typefaces won't save the human races," reads a large red poster with yellow and black lettering in Johnston font – the same as on the London Underground – at the Design Museum's new exhibition, Hope to Nope, which opened last week in London. The show traces a ten-year history of ...
Cinque anni fa, nel 2013, le proteste nate nel cuore di Istanbul per difendere il parco Gezi dall'ennesima speculazione edilizia – marchio e piaga della Turchia a guida Akp – hanno visto la partecipazione di milioni di cittadini nelle piazze di tutto il paese. L'esperienza di lotta comune all'interno di un ...
CNN Turk was widely ridiculed in 2013 when it aired a documentary on penguins as the Gezi Park protests unfolded in Istanbul. The group was forced to sell Milliyet and Vatan newspapers to Mr Demiroren, listed by Forbes magazine as Turkey's 45th richest person, in 2011. His company has interests ...

This view started to be shaken following the 2013 Gezi Park protests: The first mass demonstrations across Turkey against AKP rule. Allegations of voter fraud on a scale not seen in decades in the 2014 local elections, the first one held following the Gezi protests, seriously challenged the general conviction ...
Around 100 people attended a ceremony in Istanbul to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of Berkin Elvan, a 15-year-old who died after he was struck in the head with a teargas canister during the 2013 Gezi Park protests, the biggest anti-government demonstrations seen since Turkey's ruling Justice ...
A columnist and well-known figure across Turkey, Gergerlioglu was a supporter of the ruling AK Party before the 2013 Gezi Park protests, which sparked a deadly crackdown by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. The crackdown led to a split within Turkey's Islamist ranks, with several ...
The cinema was eventually torn down — a Madame Tussaud's shop now stands in its place — but the efforts to rescue Emek bubbled over into the Gezi Park protests that broke out in May of that year. The country-wide demonstrations were rooted in opposition to then-Prime Minister and current President ...
ISTANBUL - Work to demolish and rebuild the Ataturk Cultural Center has started in Istanbul. The center is one of the symbols of Taksim square, an icon of the Gezi Park protests in 2013. As announced last year by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the building will be replaced by a new structure that will ...
Were the Gezi Park protests of summer 2013 a product of “foreign powers” or “the mastermind,” aiming to topple then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan? The Gezi protests were a relief for the country's pro-democracy elements, showing that Turkey's youths are not as “apolitical” as was claimed.
The 'Aesthetics of Protest' project explores visual culture and communication during the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul in May and June 2013. The protests started as a reaction to attempts to build a shopping mall and military barracks in Gezi Park and galvanised opponents who wanted to challenge ...
Police interventions against International Women's Day and other demonstrations have become a regular occurrence in Turkey since a sit-in by environmentalist activists in Istanbul's Gezi Park set off a wave of nationwide protests in 2013. Yet, neither police interventions nor attempts to ban demonstrations ...
Brunson also took part in organizing the 2013 Gezi Park riots, the indictment said, claiming that he was in possession of lists containing the names of "gas station workers in Turkey's southeast," "railway employees," or "soldiers to get in contact with," with whom he exchanged information through close ...
Sentences given to active and retired military officers using fake or illegally gathered evidence were overruled by Turkey's Constitutional Court in the Sledgehammer case, while a retrial ruled for the acquittal of all suspects. The Gezi Park protests, which started as a small environmental protest in Istanbul's ...
Were the Gezi Park protests of summer 2013 a product of “foreign powers” or “the mastermind,” aiming to topple then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan? The Gezi protests were a relief for the country's pro-democracy elements, showing that Turkey's youths are not as “apolitical” as was claimed.

The 'Aesthetics of Protest' project explores visual culture and communication during the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul in May and June 2013. The protests started as a reaction to attempts to build a shopping mall and military barracks in Gezi Park and galvanised opponents who wanted to challenge ...
The new building will consist of a cultural center overlooking Taksim Square and Gezi Park. The opera house within the premises of the new building will host up to 2,500 people. The new building to replace the AKM will also have theatre, cinema and concert halls, an exhibition center, a convention hall, ...
However, protests have been reported. According to the Chamber of Turkish architects, ''the demolition symbolizes the systematic attacks to buildings that are a symbol of the republic era''. During the Gezi Park protests, the structure was occupied by demonstrators who covered it with banners and flags to ...
The cinema was eventually torn down — a Madame Tussaud's shop now stands in its place — but the efforts to rescue Emek bubbled over into the Gezi Park protests that broke out in May of that year. The country-wide demonstrations were rooted in opposition to then-Prime Minister and current President ...
The AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi-Justice and Development Party) is celebrating 15 years in power in Turkey. The party came to power in November 2002, against the backdrop of the major 2001 crisis and amidst a legitimacy crisis of the then mainstream political parties stemming from the crisis-ridden ...
During the Gezi Park demonstrations in 2013? Or perhaps at this year's May Day protests, when the police used tear gas and rubber bullets on ...
Years later, it became the symbol of Gezi Park protests and thus attracted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's anger. For ruling Justice and ...
... Istanbul, which was the hub for mass protests against his rule in 2013 sparked by an urban development project in the nearby Gezi park.
“We will continue to stand firm against those who attempt to hit this nation from inside,” he added, accusing Kavala of plotting the Gezi Park ...
We were closely monitoring the Gezi Park protests, worrying about government policy and wondering if we could be of any help,” they told me, ...
... give rise to social chaos like the Gezi Park (protests)," the prosecutor wrote in the indictment, referring to the June 2013 protests in Istanbul.
Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of the start of the violent riots in Istanbul's Gezi Park and despite relatively decent weather, few turned out to mark the day that was glorified by terrorist groups. It is unclear whether security barriers set up in the area or riot police being deployed deterred protesters ...
Gezi Park came into prominence in 2013 when country-wide protests erupted in an effort to stop bulldozers from razing the park to build a shopping mall. Unrest quickly spread across the country in a revolt against the disproportionate use of police force during the demonstrations. Eight people were killed ...
They returned every year until 2013, which was the year of the Gezi Park uprising. Again, it was as if their mission was accomplished and people finally were aware that swans can fly and people can resist. During the Gezi uprising, university students in Ankara ran to protect the swans from teargas, just as ...
The 'Aesthetics of Protest' project explores visual culture and communication during the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul in May and June 2013. The protests started as a reaction to attempts to build a shopping mall and military barracks in Gezi Park and galvanised opponents who wanted to challenge ...
The only exception was the Gezi Park area the youth had saved from the shopping mall frenzy. It's only a matter of time before Gezi Park is ...
(ANSA) - ISTANBUL, 14 NOV - Un tribunale di Istanbul ha condannato il ministero degli Interni di Ankara a pagare oltre un milione di lire turche ...
The protests in Gezi Park in 2013, the corruption scandal of 17-25 December, the massacres which are claimed (or not) by the Islamic State and the PKK (the Kurdistan Workers' Party) and the 15 July 2016 failed coup are all used as justification for the ...
What is plastered and painted tells you the city's mood. After protests in 2013 against President Erdogan's plans to build a shopping mall in Gezi Park, the walls were alive with humor and dissent. This time around, every flat surface - a rooftop, a ...
Years before phone coverage was jammed in Tahrir Square or Gezi Park, the government seemed to sense Twitter's power, and it was soon banned, along with Facebook and, later, Instagram (most Iranians bypass these bans with VPNs).
Fewer people are providing first-person reports than they did during the major protests in Gezi Park in 2013, and Turkey (like many countries) is seeing a shift from open social networks to more closed messaging platforms.
So this is a huge destruction strategy by European countries such as Germany - to weaken Turkey; to destabilize Turkey; to try to make regime change in Turkey, as we witnessed in the time of the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul a couple of years ago, or ...
Istanbul (dpa) - Nihat Zeybekci first become economy minister in the wake of great upheaval in the political life of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then the prime minister and now the powerful president.
When the protests in Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park broke out in May 2013, he decided to move to the city and ended up staying for two years, funding himself via seasonal building work back home.
Dengin Ceyhan, a Turkish pianist and supporter of the 2013 Gezi Park protests, was arrested in mid-February for social media posts that allegedly insulted Prime Minister Erdogan.
... Women's Strike will mark a qualitative and quantitative leap in the long process of reconstructing an international social mobilization against neoliberalism and imperialism, to which the various movements of recent years, from Occupy to Gezi Park ...
On 28 May 2013 protests broke out in Taksim Gezi Park, initially against an urban development plan for the park but soon expanding to include encroachments on secularism, police brutality and a wave of privatisations, and protests for freedom of the ...
"A cat meowing at your feet, looking up at you, is life smiling at you," says one of the interviewees in Kedi, and who am I to argue?
Scheduled to open in May 2018 in time for Ramadan, the selection of the construction site is controversial and, IHS Markit assesses, deliberately provocative; Taksim Square was the focal point of the Gezi Park anti-government protests in 2013. Protests ...
Furthermore, this argument has already lost its glow because of its overuse since the Gezi Park protests. The accusations of being a dictator were preparations for last year's coup attempt.
The student union petition calls the university's praise for Yildirim's role in developing information and communication technology "grotesque", given that "during the Gezi Park protests in 2013, the constant expansion of internet surveillance and ...
Putin held that all the "color revolutions" in Russia had been engineered by the West; the Turkish government, exhibiting an unusual degree of creativity with its conspiracy theories, concocted a story that the Gezi Park protests were the doing of ...
"For the past seven years, I have tweeted my opinion on issues like human rights or the Gezi Park anti-government protests in 2013," Mr Degirmenci told me.


 

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