How Gezi was lost but not forgotten: a timeline

By Piero Castellano

Over the past week the depressing landscape of the Turkish opposition movement has been revived by a wave of nostalgic tweets and photos under the hashtag #gezi3yasinda: “Gezi is 3 years old.”

Riot police block the entrance to Ankara’s central Kizilay Square, June 4th, 2013
Photo: Piero Castellano

The Gezi protests, which began to block the destruction of a park in May 2013 and escalated to involve 77 of Turkey’s 81 provinces, are recalled…