Gezi Park Protests
The Gezi uprising was the biggest single protest in Turkish history.
In total, over five million people in all but one of the 81 provinces of the Turkish Republic participated in some form of protest; six people died due to police violence; 7,478 were injured severely.
Eventually, the investigations against corrupt ministers of the AKP, known as the investigations of 17- 25 December 2013, led to another eruption of protest loosely connected to the Gezi protests. A political party called “Gezi Party” was formed by single factions of the activists but could not succeed in becoming a part of political life in Turkey.
The Turkish authorities insisted that the Gezi protests were an attempt to overthrow the government, planned and sponsored by hostile foreign forces and their local ringleaders. Until today, the Turkish government has not accepted responsiblity for injuring and killing innocent citizens and missmanaging mass protests.