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July 12, 2013

Taksim Square and Gezi Park: a world heritage site of struggle for human rights?

Sociologist Özlem Kumrular appealed: ‘In Turkey, there are 11 World Heritage sites under the protection of UNESCO. Petition for Gezi Park [to be one] too! [Türkiye’de UNESCO’nun koruduğu 11 Dünya Mirası var. Gezi Parkı için sen de yaz! #GeziParkiUnescoWorldHeritage @UNESCO]’. But ‘[she] could not get support [destek göremedim]’. That’s a pity, because I think it’s an interesting idea (though, as everyone recognises, it’s unlikely to be implemented by the Turkish state…).

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