The protests in Istanbul began on 27 May 2013 when a small group of activists tried to stop the demolition of Gezi Park, one of Istanbul’s few remaining green spaces. Here are some resources to help make sense of what has been going on in Istanbul.
The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish Summer by Jay Kassano
VICE News: Istanbul Rising by Milene Larsson
Ekumenopolis: A City without Limits (2012)