International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Differences of Gezi Parki Resistance in Turkish Social Movements

Gezi Parki Resistance is a unique case in Turkey as a grassroot movement that realized without the support of any institutional oppositon. It indicates that Turkish movements become close to the new kind of social struggles that occur in the different places of the world. Tha aim of the paper is to analyze its movement aspect through changings in social movements. During 2000s in counter-globalization movement the demands became more plural; the differences raised and the grievences of the grass-root became more oriented with daily life. Gezi Parki can be seen as a big step to constitute a new politics for Turkish politics from bottom-to-top whereas other social movements tried to their own local level at different countries. The study has a framework on the growing importance of the political against politics and the constitutive role of social movements in politica debates. It will be argued that in the case of Gezi Parki, Turkish people have created their own commons that means a search for new politics.

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