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The Beginning

Başlangıç (The Beginning) tells the story of the anti-government protests that gripped Turkey from May 2013.
What began as an occupation of a central Istanbul park by environmental protesters angry at plans to develop it into a shopping center, quickly developed into nationwide protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his increasingly conservative Islamic policies.

Başlangıç – Istanbul Rising from Dominic Brown on Vimeo.

Filmed & produced by Dominic Brown

Firat News: Chronicle of a Resistance – Interview with Metin Yeğin

As the protest sparked by the government’s plan to destroy Gezi Park in Istanbul to replace with yet another shopping mall (and a barracks) enters its 8th day, we spoke with journalist and film director Metin Yeğin who has been at the demonstrations in Istanbul. We asked him first of all to give us a background to the protest, the [...] → Read the full article…