From the Editors
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It is with alarming regularity that I read coverage of the protests and ensuing police brutality that erupted in Gezi Park and Taksim Square, Istanbul that emphatically insists that the confrontations are about “so much more than a park.” Reassuring their readers that the protests are not about something as silly or simple as the defense of a small park against redevelopment, analysts are eager to enumerate a bundle of decisions taken by the Turkish government, and in ...Keep Reading »
Sarah El-Kazaz is a PhD Candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton University. Her dissertation project entitled “Building Political Publics: The Politics of Urban Transformation in Historical Cairo and Istanbul” examines the politico-economic struggle over the authority to shape and design contested city spaces in historical neighborhoods of Istanbul and Cairo. Her personal website is: scholar.princeton.edu/skazaz.