Gezi Park Resistance Article Series – No. 3

From the Mainstream Media to the Alternative Media: Media in Turkey and Taksim Gezi Park Protests

The wide spectrum protests in Turkey started with the Taksim Gezi Park protests and its spill over to all over Turkey demonstrated the limited independence of Turkish media. All started with the protests by few environmentalists for preserving the Taksim Gezi Park from the authorities, who decided to reconstruct Taksim military barracks that would include a shopping mall inside the new building, on May 27, 2013.

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