Situated a short walk from Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square, the small area known as Gezi Park is a somewhat unremarkable green space in the otherwise unrelenting urban landscape of a city with that counts more than 15 million people as its residents.
Just over five years ago, throughout the late spring and summer of 2013, Gezi became the sight of one of the largest and most violent demonstrations of civil disobedience against the authoritarian rule Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's and h...

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