Tag Archives: Gezi Park

Hürriyet Hürriyet Daily News: Publishing houses to unite in Gezi Park to distribute major resistance material: Books

One of the major acts of resistance for protesters occupying Taksim Gezi Park has been to pick up a good book and read it – preferably in front of a police officer. Now, thanks to an initiative launched by publishing houses to organize book distribution, they are assured to have lots of material in the coming days. Sel Publishing House [...] → Read the full article…

BBC: Turkish stock market falls 10.5% as demonstrations escalate

Turkey’s main share index closed 10.47% down following investor concerns over the escalation of anti-government protests over the weekend. The Borsa Istanbul 100 index tumbled as investors feared the demonstrations could hit the economy, and the Turkish lira fell to 16-month lows. Demonstrators nationwide clashed with police after water canons and tear gas were used to control crowds. The protests [...] → Read the full article…

good morning Turkey: Turkey’s trade unions gather to coordinate general strike

Turkey’s major trade unions, including The Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions (DISK), The Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions (KESK), and the Education and Science Workers’ Union (Eğitim-Sen) are meeting early today after soaring call for general strike to give weight to anti-government protests across Turkey, which were sparked by a brutal police crackdown on a peaceful sit-in in Istanbul’s Gezi [...] → Read the full article…

The Globe and Mail: Protests shake Turkey’s sense of stability

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Tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Turkey’s four biggest cities on Sunday, braving tear gas and rubber bullets on the third day of the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years. They were protesting a violent crackdown by the government against initially peaceful protesters trying to halt the demolition of a park next to Taksim Square – the heart [...] → Read the full article…

Hürriyet Daily News: Turkish PM Erdoğan retires mall project, vows mosque in Taksim

PM Erdoğan says the controversial military barracks to be built in Taksim will not be used as a shopping mall, while promising to build a a mosque in the iconic square Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stepped back from building a shopping mall in the Artillery Barracks project to replace Taksim Gezi Park, while also announcing that a [...] → Read the full article…

Hürriyet Daily News: Protesters clean Taksim area after police withdrawal

After the police forces withdrew from Taksim Square on June 1, where a brutal crackdown targeting demonstrators protesting against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park had taken place, peaceful demonstrators cleaned the Taksim Square voluntarily early this morning. Many people brought the rubbish bags and cleaned all the rubbish on the ground, including tear gas canisters, stones and glasses. Many [...] → Read the full article…

Haaretz: Erdogan: For every 100,000 protesters, I will bring out a million from my party

PM says the redevelopment of Gezi Park is being used as an excuse for the unrest and warns the main opposition Republican People’s Party against stoking tensions. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made a defiant call for an end to the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years on Saturday, as thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Istanbul and Ankara [...] → Read the full article…

Bianet: Resistance Reaches Taksim Gezi Park on Day 5

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Thousands of demonstrators who were protesting against the planned construction of a shopping mall in the last remaining green spot in downtown have finally set foot back to Taksim Gezi Park after the police withdrawal. Scores of people are marching towards Taksim Square from different parts of Istanbul. Thousands of demonstrators who were protesting against the planned construction of a [...] → Read the full article…