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Agnes Czajka and Bora Isyar


Everywhere is Taksim, Resistance Everywhere


Taking a page out of the playbook of dictators from Damascus to Algiers, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has thus far refused any serious engagement with the thousands protesting the destruction of Gezi Park in Istanbul. His supporters have attempted to paint the protests—currently in their fifth day, and gathering momentum—as the work of fringe anarchists, atheists, foreign instigators, and government detractors. They have cited ‘ulterior motives’ and alluded to ...

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Agnes Czajka and Bora Isyar

Agnes Czajka is Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the Open University in the UK.  Prior to joining the Open, she was Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University in Cairo, and Lecturer at the Department of Sociology at the University College Cork in Ireland.

Bora Isyar is Lecturer in Political Theory at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth.  He is the co-editor of Europe After Derrida: Crisis and Potentiality, and has published in Nations and Nationalism, Journal of Common Market Studies, and Open Democracy.