What began as a protest to save a park from being demolished in Istanbul’s historic city center, Taksim, has become a movement that can reshape the concept of citizenship in Turkey.
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Didem Çakmaklı is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Koç University and holds an MA from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and her BA from Whittier College. She has worked for various NGOs in Istanbul and Washington, DC. on issues ranging from education to Turkish-US relations.