‘Taksim Square’ by Engin Güneysu

By on June 13, 2013

Name: Engin Güneysu
Hometown: Turkey, Samsun
Resides: Turkey, Istanbul
Profession: Photographer
Hobbies: An Essay on Music & Photography
Hipstographer since: 2012
Year of Birth: 1981

Favorite Combo:  John S  +  Ina's 1969 
Favorite Lens:  Jane 
Favorite Film:  AO DLX 
Favorite Flash: None

"The entire protest started because of the government's decision to develop on the historical Gezi Park which is located in the very centre of Istanbul, Taksim Square. Most of the crowd consisted of the leftwing political supporters but we know that there were more than 800 different groups (different backgrounds, ideologies and religions) as well. The movement to protect Gezi Park is one of the most popular and high profile protests in the world. There are still huge number of people in Gezi Park trying to resist and protect their democratic rights.

Unfortunately last night (June 11th, 2013) all the protesters in Taksim square and Gezi Park faced the toughest of police interventions. My photographs show the battle of the Turkish people in the face of a violent state reaction."
Engin Güneysu

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