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Turkey may redevelop Istanbul's Gezi park that had sparked protests

Nov 19, 2014    

Istanbul, Turkey: Turkish authorities have signalled they intend to go ahead with the redevelopment of Istanbul's Gezi Park, the project that sparked deadly anti-government protests last year, reports said on Wednesday.The controversial plans to raze the park and rebuild an Ottoman-era army barracks on the site, which is adjacent to the main Taksim Square, have been included in the Istanbul municipality's strategic agenda for 2015-2016.The total budget for the project, named "The Urban Reconstruction of Taksim Square and the Taksim Barracks," is set at 12 million lira ($5.4 million, ...

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