A Few Remarks on the Lessons of Gezi Uprising

Özden Sözalan


Much has been already written on the recent uprising in Turkey that started as an environmentalist protest against the development plans at Taksim’s Gezi Park in Istanbul on the 31st of May, and much more is yet to be written. The international media coverage has been so far focused on the state violence, and the public resistance to it. This is understandable, given the urgency of the situation which requires the support of the international community in the face of continuing police brutality, home raids, and massive arrests of protestors, journalists, doctors and lawyers, not to mention a threatened and silenced domestic media set against a pro-government media fabricating provocative stories.

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