The occupants of Gezi Park do yoga almost every morning.
© Aslihan Agaoglu / Your Middle East
The occupants of Gezi Park do yoga almost every morning.
Last updated: June 11, 2013

Instagramming the Gezi Diaries

Banner Icon The community spirit is all over as Gezi Park turns into a tightly-knit hub of shared books, ideas and love.

When the police do not intervene, it is hard to believe that the occupants of Gezi Park, Taksim, are there to protest. The park has turned into a small village with a library, infirmary, buffets filled with food people voluntarily cook and bring to the park, a children’s park and even an organic farm.

And inside the park, money is useless; all is free and shared with the others. They want their park back, they want their voices to be heard, they want police cruelty to come to an end. And from the looks of it, they are not going anywhere until things change for the better.


Aslihan Agaoglu
Aslihan Agaoglu was born in İstanbul and worked as a lawyer before she moved to England, where she did her MA in creative writing at the University of Kent. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at the department of Middle Eastern studies, King's College London.
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