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Danya Al-Saleh and Mohammed Rafi Arefin


Taksim Is/Is Not Tahrir: Comparative Frameworks in Managing Protest

[Still image from Mosireen's video

Taksim is Tahrir. Taksim is not Tahrir. As the Gezi-Taksim protests began to escalate in early June, these comparative and contrasting statements were proposed in the media and amongst activists. Responding to this debate, the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP) has continued to address the question of Taksim’s relationship to Tahrir. On 12 June, Prime Minister of European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egeman Bağis quickly dismissed the question of Tahrir’s comparison with ...

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Danya Al-Saleh and Mohammed Rafi Arefin


Danya Al-Saleh is a PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Department of Anthropology.

Mohammed Rafi Arefin is a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Geography.