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  1. Gezi Park Protests “The woman in the Red Dress” The Turkish Spring 2013

  2. The Legacy of Mustafa Kemal “Attaturk” The secular Turkish Republic and the military as the defender of that principal

  3. RecepTayyipErdoğan Is the Problem Islam or Erdogan? Sultan Tayyip

  4. AKP – AdaletveKalkınmaPartisi (Justice and Development Party) PM RecepTayyipErdoğan “AK” parti (means white or pure) Elected for the third time in 2011 Turkey has average over 5% GDP growth since their first election in 2002 Is Democracy “a train from which you get off once you reach the station”. More journalists are in jail in Turkey than in China

  5. Erdogan’s Development Plan for Turkey

  6. Erdogan’s Development Plan for Taksim Square

  7. May 28, 2013 Fifty environmentalists camp in Istanbul’s Gezi Park to prevent its demolition. The government intends to build a shopping mall that is a replica of an Ottoman era military barracks.

  8. 31 May – Due to social media, the crowd expands, followed by the 1st severe police crackdown

  9. Istanbul’s Gezi ParkIs it just about the trees?

  10. The Turkish Media

  11. Taksim Square becomes a festival as the police withdraw due to international pressure

  12. Gezi Festival

  13. “We are all çapulcu” Looters, louts, rif-raf, vandals or criminals

  14. Man the Barricades!

  15. Erdogan cracks down: at dawn on 11 June, Police broke through the barricades and began retaking Taksim Square around 8am. Hundreds of riot police with tear gas and rubber bullets took down banners, injuring hundreds

  16. “Erdogan’s Kiss”

  17. The governor of Istanbul, after promising just to retake the Square and stay out of Gezi Park, orders police to retake the Park on the afternoon of 15 June

  18. Return to Normal? Attaturk Cultural Center Future Mosque? After Before

  19. The “Standing Man”

  20. Headscarves in the MeclisNov 13

  21. Is It over?