Our summer interns Hamlet Tamazian, Bobby Avakian, Matt Hanessian and Alex Azarian wrote about the Gezi Park protests and Erdogan’s tightening grip on Turkish society last year. Check out their writings here and here.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MAY 31: Turkish protesters set a fire as they battle police to mark the one-year anniversary of the Gezi Park protests on May 31, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The original protest over the removal of trees to convert a downtown park into a shopping mall turned into a broader, month-long protest against the authoritarian rule of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, presenting the political biggest challenge to the PM and his ruling AK Party (AKP) after more than a decade in power. (Photo by Scott Peterson/Getty Images)