gezi parkı “The park is ours, and so the avenue…”

“…and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

November 19,1863, Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the US, who led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crises—the American Civil War—preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the national government and modernizing the economy.

“…The police were there yesterday, they are there today, and they will be there tomorrow. Taksim Square cannot be allowed to be a place where marginal groups can freely roam.”

“…Don’t compete with us. If you gather 200,000 people, I can gather a million!”

June 1, 2013, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, 25th and current Prime Minister of Turkey.