Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Regime Change in Contemporary TurkeyPolitics, Rights, Mimesis$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Necati Polat

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474416962

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 28 September 2021

Gezi Protests

Gezi Protests

(p.186) 6 Gezi Protests
Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey

Necati Polat

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter is on the historic Gezi Park protests of 2013, which promised a novel democratic fusion of otherwise disparate political forces—comparable perhaps to the broad democratic alliance led by ‘former’ Islamists from the late 1990s—enduringly bringing together a colourful variety of political forces, and arguably outside the settled republican reflexes, initially in opposition to an urban development plan in Istanbul, soon to engulf the whole nation. The harsh response by the government to the protests far beyond the limits in the applicable human rights law, which would do much to damage the hard-earned reputation of the administration before international public opinion within only a span of days, is illustrated in this chapter through the plight of three protesters: a young man battered within an inch of his life by the police, a young woman persecuted beyond the limits of credibility, and a child murdered during the protests.

Keywords:   Gezi protests, human rights, ‘occupy’ movements, police brutality, political protest, Turkish politics

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.