Occupy Gezi

Massive Riot Against State Terrorism in Turkey

The second statement on the uprisings in Turkey written by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF, or Revolutionary Anarchist Action) and originally published in Meydan Gazetesi.

We are winning - Anarsist Faaliyet

An inspiring account by Turkish anarchists of the streetfighting and sense of solidarity and comradeship around Taksim square. The English isn't great but it is well worth a read.

Sleepless in Istanbul III

More brief notes, quotes and interviews from inside the current uprising in Turkey from Istanbul.

Sleepless in Istanbul II

Bricks used for barricades in and around Taksim

More brief notes, quotes and interviews from inside the current uprising in Turkey from Istanbul.

Istanbul: An impression of the barricades

A Taksim square barricade

Impressions from occupied Taksim Square from Saturday 8 June.

Sleepless in Istanbul I

Taksim square in clouds of tear gas

Brief notes, quotes and interviews from inside the current uprising in the Republic of Turkey. All names have been changed to protect the anonymity of those involved. The views expressed by individuals and groups within these blog posts are not necessarily the views of the author.

Our commons - Who, why? - A statement from the movement in Turkey

Protesters cross the Bosphorus on mass

A statement produced by participants in the current street protests, strikes, and social struggle in Turkey.

Istanbul Taksim Gezi Park is not about trees

 Istanbul Taksim Gezi Park #occupygezi

Istanbul's central area of Taksim is currently the scene of a fledging 'occupy movement' as people react to this morning's 5am teargassing of protestors opposed to unchecked gentrification in the historic city.