Occupy Gezi
Occupy Gezi

Taksim Gezi Park is an urban park next to Taksim Square, in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district also known as Pera. It is one of the last green spaces in Beyoğlu and one of the smallest parks of Istanbul. In May 2013, plans to replace the park with a reconstruction of the former Taksim Military Barracks (demolished 1940) intended to house a shopping mall sparked the nationwide 2013 protests in Turkey.