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Enjoy The Teargas By Rebel K

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The Gezi Park protest began on May 28th to protest the urban development plan for Istanbul's Park of the same name. Outrage sparked as the police brutally evicted the people who were doing a sit in in the park as a form of protest. What had begun as an environmental problem cracked open much deeper issues that brought discontent to many in Turkey; issues such as freedom of the assembly, press, expression and the government's intrusion on Turkey's laicism. In this paper I will be showing how the song by Rebel K. shows the disappointment with the government especially with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has governed Turkey for the past 11 years. It is a conservative party that has brought economic prosperity to the country with economic liberalism. The government has been accused of pushing forward an Islamist agenda and undermining secularism a founding pillar of the Turkish Republic under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. There’s also been an increase in restriction of human rights such as freedom of speech, media and people have even been arrested for blasphemy. Turkish people have complained that their country is becoming a surveillance state with the internet being monitored. Conservative education reforms have been on the rise with the Prime Minister declaring that he wants to raise a “pious” generation.
On the other hand, economic reforms have brought prosperity to the country, with an increase in the GDP and a construction boom that has modernized Turkey but it is argued that the prosperity is not equally shared by the population that the government has brought a lot of support to conservative corporations that benefit from the AKP political agenda. There have also been complaints that the government disregards environment concerns of its citizens, building more nuclear plants, mines and waste dumps in the Black Sea region, those constructions have been protests to no avail. So far the only successes have been that of Gezi Park which the government planned to redevelop as a shopping mall and the conversion of both Hagia Sophia churches (one in Istanbul and the other in Trabzon) into mosques.
The third controversy surround the AKP especially the Prime Minister is his desire to change the constitution in order to give the...

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