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].
|Title of host publication||Everywhere Taksim: Sowing the Seeds for a New Turkey at Gezi|
|Editors||I. David, K. Toktamis|
|Publisher||Amsterdam University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jun 2015|