Taksim Square situated in European part of
eisure district famed for its restaurants,
Taksim Square situated in European part of Istanbul, Turkey, is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the Istanbul Metro network. Taksim Square is also the location of the Monuments of the Republic which was crafted by Pietro Canonica and inaugurated in 1928. The monuments commemorates the fifth anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, following the Turkish War of Independence.
Taksim Gezi Park is a small green island in
the midst of concrete. In 2013
Taksim Gezi Park is a small green island in the midst of concrete. In 2013, the city municipality started to demolish the park to add further shopping venues. 1000 of people rallied in the Occupy Taksim movement, to stop the demolition of the park. Instead of engaging in a dialog with the opposition, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government is currently having the police use physical force and pepper gas on protesters in order to keep the demolition in progress.
Taksim means “division” or “distribution“
Taksim means “division” or “distribution”. The Taksim square was originally the target where the main water lines from the north of Istanbul were collected and branched off to other parts of the city. This use for the areas was established by Sultan Mahmud I. The square takes its name from the Ottoman era stone reservoir which is located in this area.
TURKEY – ISTANBUL,TAKSIM SQUARE