Category Archives: Protests

Academics for Gezi

The petition campaign organized by academics from Turkey living abroad and for international academics all over the world in solidarity with the Gezi Resistance: “As academics concerned with the recent developments in Turkey, we stand in solidarity with the people peacefully protesting to protect Gezi Park in Taksim, and we condemn the excessive police brutality that was inflicted on them. [...] → Read the full article…


On the 1st of June, Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions gave a press release. Bystanders applauded to show their support. People chanted, “Everywhere Taksim, everywhere resistance”, “Shoulder to shoulder against fascism” and “Government resign!”. After the release, there was a short sit-down protest. On the 5th of June, public workers came together in front of Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions [...] → Read the full article…


Manisa There was a mass demonstration in Manisa Soma on 1st of June. Source: 13th of June 2013, What happened in different cities after the 31st of May?

LGBT – Press Release

LGBT group in Istanbul made a deceleration/ speech at gezi park Istanbul to the demonstrators on June 9th. The signs of the group that are visible read “My child is a homosexual”. The speaker is identified in the video info as “Independent transsexual individual Asya”.  The chanting at the end is the LGBT group together with the audience say “There [...] → Read the full article…

Taksim Gezi Park protests to spread other cities all over Turkey

Taksim Gezi Park protests spread to other cities in Turkey. People gathered in Kugulu Park (Swan Park) and around the Kizilay centre in Ankara, and demonstrations took place in numerous other cities in opposition to the violent intervention of the police against the Taksim Park protests. Taksim Gezi Park protests spread to other cities in Turkey. People gathered in Ankara [...] → Read the full article…



On the 2nd of June, thousands of people came together in front of AZC Plaza. They blocked traffic and walked toward Kosuyolu Park. After giving a press release, people protested against the attacks in Taksim. After the protest, demonstrators again blocked traffic and walked back to AZC Plaza singing Gundogdu March. People gathered one more time at 8 PM. The [...] → Read the full article…


Approximately 1,000 people gathered in PTT Square on the 1st of June. The mass of people walked to Bozat Garage. Police wanted the protestors to end the demonstration and the crowd dispersed after arguing with the police. 13 Jne 2013 Source:



On the 2nd June, people started to walk from Musalla District. Halkevleri, Partizan, ODP, TKP, TKP 1920 and HDK affiliates joined them. Approximately 5,000 people walked during this demonstration. People chanted “Everywhere Taksim, everywhere resistance” and “Shoulder to shoulder against fascism”. The demonstration ended with a sit-down protest in Yarenlik District, where members of Education and Science Workers’ Union also [...] → Read the full article…


On the 5th of June, the strike organized by DISK (Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions), KESK (Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions) and TTB (Turkish Medical Association) had high attendance. Hospitals, schools and offices were mostly empty. 13 June 2013 Source;