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Political encampment and the architecture of public space: TEKEL resistance in Ankara
The protest encampment established by the workers of TEKEL (meaning ‘monopoly’ in Turkish), the privatized former state enterprise that had held a monopoly on the production of tobacco and alcoholic beverages since 1925, ...
Minarets without mosques: limits to the urban politics of neo-liberal islamism
This paper discusses urban politics in contemporary Turkey through a particular architectural phenomenon: that of minarets without mosques. Local administrations under neo-liberal Islamists propose urban regeneration ...