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Unrest in Turkey: from ‘3 or 5 trees’ to ‘democracy’

June 5, 2013

By Gonenc Uysal Recently, the Municipal Government of Istanbul decided to rebuild the Taksim Military Barracks (Topcu Kislasi) in Taksim as either a shopping mall or a hotel. This project involves building over much of Gezi Parki, in Taksim. However, Mayor of Istanbul Topbas and AKP (Justice and Development Party) officials including PM Erdogan denied … Continue reading “Unrest in Turkey: from ‘3 or 5 trees’ to ‘democracy’”


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