update: A news piece in Turkish claims that for the moment the park cannot be destroyed….
In this context, ?Gezi?, as a synonym for all the places in Turkey where protests and citizen forums have sprung up, is not as much about solidarity as it is about the albeit tentative discovery of common-ness through the very defence of the commons.
Two suspects have been detained in a police investigation into hate speech graffiti against Alevis that was written on the walls and doors of apartments in an Ankara’s Mamak neighborhood
A woman severely injured by a gas canister in the initial Gezi protests in Istanbul has been discharged from hospital after undergoing two brain surgeries
GÜRZ © Onnik Krikorian 2013
Turkish metal band GÜRZ put on gas masks after asking the audience to show solidarity with Gezi Park protesters in Turkey at a rock festival in Tbilisi, Georgia.