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Greenpeace responds to the latest police assault on peaceful protestors in Gezi Park

Press release | 16 June, 2013 at 12:33

Istanbul, June 16, 2013 - In the face of the latest fury unleashed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the peaceful protestors in Gezi Park, and the callous disregard of his police force for public safety, Greenpeace condemns the state...

Gezi Park: A historic defence of democracy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 13 June, 2013 16 comments

"Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them." – Frederick Douglass, American ex-slave civil rights leader. The citizens of Istanbul now...

I was in Gezi to call for the End of Coal

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 July, 2013

On Saturday, in Istanbul, I marched with 500 young people from 134 countries and several thousand people from Turkey , for the right to live in a healthy environment: to demand the End of the Age of Coal. In the wake of the Gezi...

One year after Rio+20: The movement for a better world is growing

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 21 June, 2013 4 comments

One year after the biggest ever UN Summit closed at Rio de Janeiro , Brazil is in the news again. An impressive and large movement is growing as people stand up for their right to fairly-priced public transport and for a better...

I am in Gezi, I am in Turkey

Blog entry by Laetitia Liebert | 7 June, 2013 10 comments

With the eyes of the world on a small park in Istanbul, a new banner message of global solidarity in defence of our fragile planet has been born: 'I am in Gezi!'. Gezi Park is a tipping point, an awakening to years of environmental...

Home at last in Istanbul

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 4 June, 2013 7 comments

I have been living in Istanbul, in Taksim, for the last year and a half. This weekend I felt at home here for the first time. Against the tense backdrop and amidst the clouds of tear gas people are being exceptionally kind. A woman...

Gezi park: equal rights, justice, the environment and a better future

Blog entry by Pinar Aksogan | 28 June, 2013

From Egypt to Spain, to Turkey to Brazil, people are demanding equal rights, justice, democracy and a better future. Maybe we all have different demands but we inspire the world and solidarity brings strength. Here in Istanbul, in...

The last tree or the final straw?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 June, 2013

Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by Taksim...

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