It started out small, but has taken on a life of its own. Last Monday, a handful of peaceful protesters occupied Gezi park on Taksim Square, one of the few green spaces in Istanbul, in protest against plans for its redevelopment into a mall. They were having a sit-in, reading books, planting trees to replace those already ripped out by municipal workers. On Wednesday, the police attacked them with teargas and burned down their tents. Elsewhere in the city, the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was announcing plans to push ahead with a third Bosphorus bridge despite the critical response to the project by environmentalists.… Seguir leyendo »
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