Gezi Party

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Gezi Party
Leader Reşit Cem Köksal
Founded October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09)
Headquarters Ankara
Ideology Environmentalism
Political position Centrism[1]
Website
gezipartisi.org.tr

The Gezi Party (Turkish: Gezi Partisi) is an environmentalist political party in Turkey founded on 1 October 2013.[2] The party is named after 2013 protests in Turkey, since the protests usually named as "Gezi Protests" in Turkish media.[3] The founder Reşit Cem Köksal is an ex-heavy metal guitarist from İstanbul.[4]

The logo of the party is a tree with a man figure on its trunk and roots.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merkez Üstü
  2. ^ "Gezi Partisi kuruldu". CNN Türk. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Protest movement spawns new Gezi Party in Turkey". GlobalPost. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Heavy metal guitarist forms Turkish political party". Reuters. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Inspired by summer protests, 'Gezi Party' established". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.