updated Sat. February 18, 2023
June 2, 2015
Two years ago this week, a police crackdown against a few hundred demonstrators hoping to save Istanbul's Gezi Park sparked massive protests across Turkey and a two-week citizen occupation of the grassy square. In the end it was about a great deal more than protecting a small wedge of green: itÃâÃÂ ...
January 16, 2014
Turkey: Violence against journalists continues as Occupy Gezi police attacks remain unpunished ... renewed police violence against journalists, which has been encouraged by the fact that the approximately 150 attacks on journalists during last year's “Occupy Gezi” protest movement remain unpunished.
June 9, 2013
ISTANBUL, Turkey – In between the boisterous chants calling for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's resignation, the protestors at this city's Gezi Park glance at their Smartphones to quickly browse Twitter for reliable, uncensored news. The social media stream has become an important means ofÃâÃÂ ...
June 6, 2013
As former Flavorwire colleague and ANIMAL New York art editor Marina Galperina, who was at the Occupy Gezi “hackathon” in Brooklyn last night, says, “Don't needlessly politicize the term. The Sandy relief efforts didn't have to be Occupy, either — they just functioned by utilizing the pre-existing indieÃâÃÂ ...
June 6, 2013
The photograph of an academic Ceyda Sungur wearing a red dress being pepper sprayed by police in Turkey has since gone viral and has become a symbol of the “Occupy Gezi” protests. Endlessly shared on social media and replicated as a cartoon on posters and stickers, the image of the woman in redÃâÃÂ ...
New Yorker (blog)
June 1, 2013
On May 28th, a peaceful demonstration convened in Gezi Park to protest the bulldozing of the first trees. The weather was, and continues to be, beautiful. But over the course of the week, Occupy Gezi transformed from what felt like a festival, with yoga, barbecues, and concerts, into what feels like a war, withÃâÃÂ ...
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