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Remembering the Gezi Park/Taksim Square uprising of 2013

They are the enemies of hope, my love, of flowing water and the fruitful tree, of life growing and unfolding. Death as branded them – Rotting teeth, decaying flesh – and soon they will be dead and gone for good. … Continue reading

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The Gezi Resistance, June 2013

Going back to Turkey and the Gezi Park insurrection, and keeping the memory of the latter alive, with the CrimethInc. collective (20/06/2022) … Early on May 28, 2013, a bulldozer arrived in Gezi Park, at the center of Istanbul, and … Continue reading

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Voices of Bakur

A film testimony of the often forgotten rebellion for autonomy in eastern turkey in 2015.

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In solidarity with sendika.org of turkey

Since the violent crackdown on the Gezi Park-Taksim Square occupation of 2013, Erdogan and the AKP government of turkey have sought by almost every means to silence dissent in the country: from the persecution of those who participated in the … Continue reading

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Turkey: Meydan anarchists: “we are being cornered”

Late last month the editor of Meydan anarchist newspaper in Istanbul was sentenced to a year and three months in prison for “supporting terror,” the latest in a string of attempts by the Turkish State to shut down dissenting voices against … Continue reading

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In solidarity: Editor of turkish anarchist paper jailed for “terror propaganda”

From Freedom News … The editor of Meydan Gazette in Istanbul was jailed for a year and three months on December 22nd for “propagandising the methods of a terror organisation” in a free-speech case which dragged on for nearly a … Continue reading

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Orhan Pamuk: “Why didn’t I become an architect?”

(All photographs by Ara Güler) As a sort of envoi  for our series “Struggles for space“, we share below a short but rich reflection on the impossibility of architecture, by the turkish writer Orhan Pamuk; an envoi which could just … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: For Hande Kader

Amid the violent and often murderous repression in turkey against dissidence, against leftist political militants, ethnic and religious minorities, intellectuals, journalists, academics, LGBT activists also find themselves targeted by public authorities and para-State political and religious groups. On the 8th … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s turkey: The government of fear and terror

In the wake of the failed coup attempt in turkey on the night of the 15th of July, Erdogan and his AKP government has unleashed the only weapon by which he rules those who fall outside his religious-nationalist ambitions, fear … Continue reading

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Terror against autonomy: Turkey

Photographs by Ilyas Akengin Varto, Semdinli, Cizre, Nusaybin, Beytussebap, Bismil, Silvan, Tusba, Sirnak, Gever, Derik, Silopi, Diyarbakir: these are names of martyred towns and villages of eastern, largely kurdish, turkey.  They mark points in a cartography of terror carried out … Continue reading

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