The Historial Moment in Turkey: Understanding the Gezi Resistance

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 16:00 to 17:00

What started on Monday, May 27, as a peaceful protest at the İstanbul’s Gezi Park to prevent the destruction of the public park for a gentrification project, has turned into a country-wide mass demonstration after brutal police attack. The resistance against the police violence and the increasingly authoritarian AKP government persists for more than a month now.

Join us to learn more about what is happening in Turkey, what caused the ongoing mass demonstrations, where this movement is going and to discuss how we act in solidarity with the struggle of the people of Turkey.

Gulden Ozcan is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Carleton University. She is also a member of “Ottawa Platform for Solidarity with Gezi.” She will give a short presentation, to be followed by a discussion.

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