Taksim Gezi Park
Building Shopping Center and Military BarracksIn May 2013 the government made plans to replace the park with a reconstruction of the former Taksim Military Barracks that were demolished in 1940 that would contain a shopping mall which led to the 2013 nationwide protests in Turkey. Taksim Gezi Park was built on the former site of the large square shaped Halil Pasha Artillery Barracks, a complex with an extensive open drill ground area that had been built in 1806 close to the Frank and Armenian burial grounds or the former Grand Champs des Morts.
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Protests over the Demolition Taksim Gezi ParkThe covering area of the park was reduced in later years when the outlying zone was constructed with big hotels. However, the park remained an important recreational area in this downtown part of the city and after further restoration its appearance was greatly improved.
When people became aware of the plans to change the park to a shopping centre and possible residential accommodation, the huge and sometimes violent, protest began and today the future of Gezi Park remains unknown.
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