Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Leave campaign is suffering from 'Bregret'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Osborne: UK public finances will need adjustment after Brexit

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'A Europe of the people' (minus the UK)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Seven African countries' economies at risk over Brexit

Read more

THE DEBATE

Britain votes out: What next?

Read more

#TECH 24

The 'fintech' revolution

Read more

#THE 51%

In her own image: Women in Art

Read more

REPORTERS

World War I: When northern France was on German time

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)