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Resistance Graphics from Turkey

July 21, 2013


Though it’s fallen out of the (western) media spotlight, the struggle for public space in Istanbul continues. Protests and re-occupations of Taksim Square are ongoing (news reports a new clash between protesters and government forces again, today).


We recently received an email with several links to street art and protest graphics created over the last few months in Turkey. Some of it may look familiar (scrawled political messaging blasted across walls could be anywhere, the only signifier being that the writing is Turkish), but other images are distinctly and delightfully local (eg- the penguins as a symbol of the collusion between the Turkish media and the government). Follow the links below for more information and keep the struggle in Istanbul on your radar!


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