Translated from Turkish by Translators for Justice
by Neslihan Koçaslan
Nuray Çokol and Özgür Kaya met at a makeshift first-aid clinic during Gezi Park protests. The young couple said, “We don’t think of ourselves as two separate people. We’re like the poetry of Nâzım Hikmet. We will continue to fight.” During the protests, the couple spent their days and nights helping the wounded. As their lives crisscrossed in the middle of the demonstrations, they decided to tie the knot. They wanted to hold their wedding ceremony near the park, but the police prevented them from doing so.
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