Killing the Lernaean Hydra: the core, crust and promise of Occupy Gezi-Turkish Review Posted on 12 August 201318 March 2023 by Ahmet Ozcan Ahmet Özcan, ‘Killing the Lernaean Hydra: the core, crust and promise of Occupy Gezi’, Turkish Review, Vol. 3, Issue 4, July-August 2013, pp. 396-400. Özcan, Occupy Gezi (PDF)Download Ahmet Özcan writes that the Gezi uprising is “more than an explosion of accumulated resentment against the present semi-democracy of Turkey” and adds that “it is a new collective and spontaneous act that attempts to re-conceptualize politics and power by performing freedom in public spaces.”jadalliya.com The eruption of the Gezi events was unexpected and shocking for all Turkey’s political actors. The AK Party government’s self-confidence has been at a peak after more than a decade’s unprecedented political power, and local resistance to its policy of neo-liberal urban transformation had remained near-invisible in the mainstream media. Nonetheless, it was this resistance that constituted the core of Occupy Gezi, triggering a chain of countrywide protests against the government. Gustave Moreau, Beast of Revelation AdvertisementShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I would like to thank Turkey Media Roundup for sharing the article in their website and the amazing people for translating it into Italian and Spanish.