What happened in 2013 in Turkey?
A wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Turkey began on 28 May 2013, initially to contest the urban development plan for Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dismissed the protesters as “a few looters” on 2 June. Police suppressed the protests with tear gas and water cannons.
What happened Taksim Square?
The Taksim Square massacre (Turkish: Kanlı 1 Mayıs, or the Bloody First of May) was an attack on leftist demonstrators on 1 May 1977 (International Workers’ Day) in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey. Casualty figures vary between 34 and 42 persons killed and 126 and 220 injured.
Is Turkey a corrupt country?
Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index ranks the country 75th place out of 176 countries, while the 2017 index saw Turkey fall back to 87th place. Turkey ranked 78th of the 180 countries surveyed as part of the 2018 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.
Can I wear shorts in Istanbul?
In Turkish cities, shorts and T-shirts in summer are the Mark of the Tourist. No problem wearing shorts for comfort, except when you visit mosques. As for Turks, most of them will be wearing “smart casual” clothes: sleeved summer dresses or sleeved top and skirt for women, short-sleeved shirt and long trousers for men.
What was the name of Turkey before?
The English name Turkey, now applied to the modern Republic of Turkey, is historically derived (via Old French Turquie) from the Medieval Latin Turchia, Turquia. It is first recorded in Middle English (as Turkye, Torke, later Turkie, Turky), attested in Chaucer, ca. 1369.
Is Turkey the most corrupt country?
Who are the opposition members of Parliament in Istanbul?
Opposition members of parliament protest by bringing personal flags into the chamber whilst seated. 2 April: The AKP’s Istanbul branch head, Aziz Babuşçu, broadly hints that he expects his own party to lose liberal support. 3 April: Excavation for construction begins for the hugely controversial giant Camlica Mosque in Istanbul.
Where are the protests taking place in Turkey?
Demonstrations were held in many cities in Turkey. According to the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey around 640,000 people had participated in the demonstrations as of 5 June. Protests took place in 78 of Turkey’s 81 provinces. The biggest protests have been in Istanbul, with reports of more than 100,000 protesters.
When did the Gezi Park protests start in Turkey?
A wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Turkey began on 28 May 2013, initially to contest the urban development plan for Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park.