The construction of Topcu Kislasi in Gezi Park that was started as part of the pedestrianization project for Taksim drew many activists to start protests against the project because hundreds of trees would be cut. Heavy work vehicles came on 28 May 2013 to cut the trees, and it had a great place on the social media. Thousands of people organized on the social media and flew towards Taksim. Reactions increased in many cities besides Istanbul. The police had to pull back from Taksim Square. After the police pulled back from the Taksim Square and Gezi Park, a living area hard to imagine and encounter was formed in the park.
The liberation of Gezi Park with this resistance created great hope in people. But it also paved the way for the government to become increasingly tougher. Gezi Park still stands today.
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