Gezi spirit in the diaspora: diffusion of Turkish politics to Europe

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In May 2013, a small group of protesters made camp in Istanbul's Taksim Square, protesting the privatisation of what had long been a vibrant public space. When the police responded to the demonstration with brutality, the protests exploded in size and force, quickly becoming a massive statement of opposition to the Turkish regime. This book assembles a collection of field research, data, theoretical analyses, and cross-country comparisons to show the significance of the protests both within Turkey and throughout the world. [from book abstract, a separate abstract for this chapter is not currently available].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEverywhere Taksim: Sowing the Seeds for a New Turkey at Gezi
EditorsI. David, K. Toktamis
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
ISBN (Print)9789048526390
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2015


  • Turkey
  • Gezi
  • protests
  • diaspora

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