All posts tagged Turkey

Event: Global Uprisings/ Resistance: Turkey, Egypt and Brazil

The summer of 2013 was witness to a series of social uprisings and resistance movements across the globe. This meeting looks back on the events that took place in Turkey, Egypt and Brazil – their underlying causes, and what their […]

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Ankara’s Hidden Resistance

While the international media has focussed on Istanbul, Ankara’s month long street war with the police reveals a different side to Turkey’s protest movement. This geographical unevenness must be recognized, taken seriously and included in any visions for the future, […]

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Occupy And Resist: The New Politics of Turkey

On his return from Istanbul, Kerem Nisancioglu reflects on the similarities and differences between the Occupy movement and recent events in Turkey. Thousands of hands go up in the air, vigorously shaking. A small group starts cheering and clapping, only […]

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Turkey: from Occupy Gezi to War Zone

As the mainstream media remains quiet, the state violence in Turkey since the Gezi Park occupation is escalating. Kerem Nisancioglu sends us this report from Istanbul. Istanbul has been turned into a war zone. People have defiantly stood up to […]

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Manchester solidarity protests held against Turkey repression

Last week there were two protests held in Manchester to show solidarity with demonstrators in Turkey. The protests were called to spread awareness of state violence in Turkey used against those opposed to the building of a shopping mall on […]

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Turkey – a struggle against authoritarianism

University of Sussex Students from Turkey offer their reflections on the wave of resistance that has swept across Turkey. Much has been said and written on the recent events in Turkey. And more will surely follow. Many rushed to put […]

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Protests in Turkey – an Uprising or a Revolution?

John McSweeney reports from Turkey where protests are shaking the country since 28 May 2013. Kicked off  by the uprooting of Gezi Park near Taksim Square to make way for a shopping mall, protestors are now rallying and fighting against […]

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