Turkish Court Rules in Favor of Gezi Park Protesters

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The efforts of thousands who occupied Gezi Park, and those who joined them in solidarity via social media from around the world, have paid off. According to Reuters, a Turkish court has ruled against the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan-backed development in which proposed to redesign Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square and replace one of the populated city’s few public parks with a mall.   

Although authorities are expected to appeal the ruling, this news marks a significant victory for the coalition of political forces who opposed the project. 

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Turkish Court Rules in Favor of Gezi Park Protesters " 05 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/398651/turkish-court-rules-in-favor-of-gezi-park-protests/>