Gezi Revolt: Critique, Courage–A Commentary by Ali Riza Taşkale

“The Gezi revolt and the alternative political possibilities it has revealed may yet prove to be a catalyst for radical structural change. That is not the point. The Gezi revolt is a turning point in modern Turkish history, not because it succeeded in putting Erdogan’s and the AKP’s overbearing personality at the centre of debate, which so recently seemed the only game in town, but also because it has illustrated how courage can rekindle hope in the possibility of the event. Occupy­ing a park day and night, sur­roun­ded by crowds shak­ing the ground with a joy of togeth­er­ness and friend­ship, is a change, already hap­pen­ing and shared.” #direngeziparkı #occupygezi

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