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    Posted May 19, 2014 by
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    One Of The Best National Parks:"Gezi"

    Best national park of the world,Gezi Park,i mean which has tried to closed by government last year to make shopping mall.
    History of "Gezi Park" is so interesting.The place where park is belonging now was a barrack place at 1807.
    At 1909,rebellions used that barrack as aheadquarters.Rebellion has supressed by using artillery to the barrack.
    In 1922,the barrack transformed into a stadium because of needlessness of the barrack.
    In fact,Turkish National Football Team has played its first match here with Romania,finished 2-2.
    In the year of 1940,with plans of Hnery Prost,Gezi Park built in İstanbul as a first park in İstanbul at republic period.
    After all revisions at park,now park is 38.000 m².Park is the one of the biggest parks in the Turkey as its area.
    In 2013,PM Erdoğan said the park has broke down and the are that park has would be a shopping mall.
    I say this a 17 year old Turkish person,people actually dont react these things in Turkey.At least in these numbers but this is different.But the PM’s reacts shouldn’t be forget,he behaved so angrily and he underestimated protesters with some words like “plunderer”.It says in Turkish “çapulcu” and people said these days “I’m chapulling” as they coined a new verb.
    People wont let there to be a shopping mall,thousands protest it.It’s a thing that people couldn’t keep their inside anymore.They rejected PM’s decision and they protested it 2 or more than 2 weeks.
    After these all,PM gave up his mind and let the park keep going as usual.Now sometimes park opens sometimes closes,but people show their interests about park whenever it opens.Because there is not many parks in Turkey,they became shopping mall,they became apartments,they became stadiums etc.
    If you come to Turkey,i recommend you to visit Gezi Park.You wont be regret.
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    Ali Deniz Görhan
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