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When Looking Through The Chasm Gezi Hollowed

July-August 2013
Translated from Turkish by Translators For Justice

by Korhan Gümüş

Canal Istanbul, the third bridge, the third airport and the second city of Istanbul in the Black Sea shore projects… These are under threat of being evaporated because of the political crisis which occurred due to the stubborn approach of the government to rebuild an old Ottoman Artillery Barrack in Taksim. This may lead other crises in rapid succession because, behind this one, there is violence caused by the functioning of the nation centred government overwhelming locality, pushing environment out of politics, and restricting freedom of thought and speech. (more…)