‘We are more than Alliances between Groups’: A Social Psychological Perspective on the Gezi Park Protesters and Negotiating Levels of Identity

Özden Melis Uluğ, Yasemin Acar

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Abstract

The Gezi Park protests brought together people from a variety of walks of life. Though nearly half of the protesters claimed they had not previously participated in any kind of social action, protests were largely started and maintained through extant activists, NGOs and political organisations. Some members of these groups had previously protested together, but many were coming together for the first time. With the poorly-chosen words of Prime Minister Erdoğan, protesters were able to find a new identity under the guise ofçapulcu, which allowed them to see themselves as part of a greater whole while still maintaining their...

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication‘Everywhere Taksim’
Subtitle of host publicationSowing the Seeds for a New Turkey at Gezi
EditorsIsabel David, Kumru F. Toktamış
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Chapter7
Pages121-136
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978 90 4852 639 0
ISBN (Print)978 90 8964 807 5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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