Ozlem, Turkey: Notes from the Park

Ozlem Kaya works on the documentation of enforced disappearances in Turkey at the Truth, Justice & Memory Centre in Istanbul. She has been actively involved in the Gezi Park protests in June 2013 and here shares some of her experiences from it.





Recent writing by Zeynep Tufekci marries two storylines into one article: the Gezi Park protests were in full swing as the revelations from Snowden emerged, and Tufekci was on her way to Istanbul at the time. Against the backdrop of the Park and being teargassed, she reflects on her own use of social media to document the protests and to connect with others with the knowledge that ‘they are still listening’.

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