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„This was a social uprising, not simply some demonstration“ (Luise Sammann): Book review „Taksim is Everywhere“

Encounters such as this make Deniz Yuecel’s debut book much more than a simple reconstruction of the events of that exceptional summer in Turkey in 2013. While researching his book, he conducted interviews with 96 individuals, ranging from football fans, managers, Kurds, Islamists, and transvestites to kebab sellers. Each of them is representative of a certain city district, city, or milieu, and, taken as a whole, provide a portrait of the more than 3.5 million people who joined the Gezi demonstrations. (Read the full article)