“Resistance everywhere”: The Gezi revolt in global perspective

  title={“Resistance everywhere”: The Gezi revolt in global perspective},
  author={Cihan Tuğal},
  journal={New Perspectives on Turkey},
  pages={157 - 172}
  • C. Tuğal
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • New Perspectives on Turkey
One of the slogans of the Gezi revolt, “Everywhere is Taksim, resistance everywhere,” is a condensed expression of its global significance. Another slogan in the Brazilian uprising further emphasized the linkages and underlined the centrality of Gezi: “The love is over, Turkey is right here.” A wave of revolt had started with Greece, Iceland, and other Western countries in 2009. Revolt then spread to Tunisia and Egypt, and then back to the West in 2011, with the United States, Greece, and Spain… 

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