Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Malawi: HIV-infected man paid to have sex with girls arrested

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Meet Omar, the 10-year-old chef who became a social media star

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Gigantic snails are a delicacy in Ivory Coast

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

La vie en gris: The story behind France's famed rooftops

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Olympic refugee team goes for gold

Read more

FOCUS

Taiwan's nuclear dumping ground

Read more

ENCORE!

Greece: Creativity in a time of crisis

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

French growth grinds to a halt over strikes

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Norway will 'move mountains' for Nordic neighbour Finland

Read more

Europe

Gezi Park set to reopen, Istanbul governor says

© AFP

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-06-28

Turkey’s iconic Gezi Park will reopen "in the coming days", the Istanbul governor said on Thursday, almost a month after protests against the park's planned redevelopment sparked nationwide unrest.

The currently closed Gezi Park will be opened again to public use in a few days as municipality work continues at the site, which has become the heart of the antigovernment movement sweeping the nation, Istanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu said.

“The work will be completed within a few days, and the park will be open to public use,” Mutlu told reporters as he attended a public relations award ceremony.

The park has been closed since heavy police intervention forced protesters out of the site, abandoning their tents and locations where they had stayed day and night for nearly two weeks before the evacuation.

Click here to read the rest of this story on Hürriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2013-06-28

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    No user data given to Turkish government, says Facebook

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Hundreds of minors detained during Turkish unrest

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Turkish mayor targets 'lying' CNN on Twitter

    Read more

COMMENT(S)