Despite all the years that have passed since Gezi and the transformation of the country into a thornless rose garden since Gezi, the Gezi trial was not over in Erdoğan’s eyes and the AKP has integrated itself into him.

Although Gezi was the expression of many symbols, it undoubtedly signified the presence of hearts beating for freedom, and not for the AKP, in the heart of the country.

What made Gezi an object of hatred was that he was the most concrete expression of the fact that the AKP was always doomed to the peripheries, where it could never penetrate the center of the country.

The AKP was condemned to remain on all the peripheries and on the periphery of all the centers.
As anyone who knows the author of these lines well knows, for the AKP, obtaining a simple majority was not only sufficient but necessary.

We know well that Erdogan, who has personally admitted to betraying Istanbul, means that he has poured a million times the concrete that has been poured in the city over the past 20 years, over the past 20 years, when civilization has sprung up in the city.

Turning Istanbul into a concrete jungle and implementing it as a strategy for the continuation of power rather than for the benefit of the people was a fate that marked the last 20 years of the country.

From the time when Nurettin Sözen broke down saying “not a single skyscraper should be built”, we have come to the time when all the ancient heritage of the city, from Maiden’s Tower to the Mosque Blue, succumbed to the concrete.

Gezi was not only a struggle for a park not to be subjected to concrete, but also a case of condemnation in front of the history of the cartel which had already done what it would do in Istanbul until 2013, which is proof of what they would do.

Those who paid the price with their lives during the journey; The fact that almost all of them were opposition protesters showed Gezi’s peace-loving side best.

The comparison of Gezi with the chaos of July 15, when the country entered into conflict with its fellow travelers only 3 years later, is significant in this regard.

Despite the July 15 toll that included guns and guns, Gezi’s profile, which manifests itself in all aspects of passive resistance and grassroots opposition, reveals the difference in all its starkness.

Erdogan’s loss of the first elections after Gezi is not Gezi’s result.

Erdogan; He was defeated both in Gezi and in the June 7 elections. Both processes were fair struggles, albeit under minimal conditions. In June 2015, the majority of Turks expressed their wish for a Turkey without Erdogan.

What could be more natural than to lose an election in 2015 for a stubbornness whose wishes were not fulfilled in Gezi?

While Erdogan’s power chart peaked after 2015, it was more than a coincidence after the country’s economy started playing the scenes of Les Miserables. Erdogan was sacrificing economic success to increase his power.

If we look at the graph of the value of the Turkish currency anyway, it reveals itself in all its nakedness. Between the beginning and the end of the trip, the Turkish currency hardly even moved. Those who revealed even the slightest movements as the cost of the trip, did not hesitate to play the 3 monkeys in these last days when the currency was at its highest.

The Turkish currency retained its value until 2013 and 2013 when Gezi was also included.

For all its mistakes, the fact that the AKP in 2013 had a better approach to managing countries than today also played a part in this.
Blood was shed during the trip, but despite the magnitude of the events, it was still relatively small. Yes, state violence made itself felt. But despite everything, it never turned into a mental eclipse.

If we look at the integrity of the journey, it started and ended within a certain limit from start to finish. As the Turkish people tried to explain their problems to their government, what happened was less painful than the violence of similar examples in the Middle East (or even Europe). In this, the calm of the protesters, as well as the relative calm of the government despite all its tyranny, played a part.

He passed the Turkey Gezi exam.
But he drowned in the streams that followed.
The government has taught Gezi that there can be no economy without democracy, but like the student whistleblowers, he emphatically denies this.
Judging Gezi today is like judging all economic developments up to 2013.
As it is, the country’s economy is breathing hard.

Travel has become the windpipe of the country.
By refusing this, the AKP takes its breath away. When Turkey starts to breathe again, we will embrace life in the shade of its trees, not in the statues of Gezi, and we will celebrate the victory of democracy and economy in this country.

Analysis, Veysi Dundar 26.4.2022

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