Baslangiç - Istanbul rising

Baslangiç (The Beginning) tells the story of the anti-government protests that gripped Istanbul, Turkey from May 2013.

What began as an occupation of a central Istanbul park by environmental protesters angry at plans to develop it into a shopping centre, quickly developed into nationwide protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his increasingly conservative Islamic policies.

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