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The case of Gezi Park in Istanbul

Chiara de Cesari speaks about the case of the Gezi Park uprising.

Chiara de Cesari discusses the case of the Gezi Park uprising in late spring 2013 to illustrate how heritage can be a factor in popular resistance.

In this interview, she explains how this protest movement denounced the heritage vision of the political party in power in Turkey (the AKP: Justice and Development Party). The Gezi Park movement emerged in opposition to a project aimed at wiping out a park to build a reconstitution of former Ottoman barracks.

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Cultural Heritage and the City

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