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Taksim Park, Istanbul

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Taksim Gezi Park is an urban park next to Taksim Square, in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district (historically known as Pera.) It is one of the last green spaces in Beyoğlu and one of the smallest parks of Istanbul. In May 2013, plans to replace the park with a reconstruction of the former Taksim Military Barracks (demolished in 1940) intended to house a shopping mall sparked the nationwide 2013 protests in Turkey.HistoryThe Taksim Gezi Park is located at the former site of the Halil Pasha Artillery Barracks, a large square-shaped military barracks complex with an extensive open, drill-ground, which was constructed in 1806 near the "Frank and Armenian burial grounds", or the former Grand Champs des Morts.From 1560 to 1939 the Pangaltı Armenian Cemetery was located on the northern section of today's Gezi Park, at the vicinity of the Surp Agop Hospital. The land plot of the cemetery was confiscated by the Turkish government as part of Henri Prost's plans to build Taksim Gezi Park and it was subsequently demolished in 1939. In 2013, during excavations conducted for the tunnel of Cumhuriyet Avenue as part of the pedestrianization project of Taksim Square, 16 tombstones from the cemetery were discovered.
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  • Taksim is a famous Public Square. It's big and is surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes. Unfortunately it does not really have trees and practically no greenery. It is a central area where you ca...  more »
  • Certainly there needs to be regulation of the landscape without touching the tree. Of course this opportunity while editing trees kesmemeleri.
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  • This is the main square of Istanbul, is quite busy and stage of political and social protests. In this square is the monument which honors the independence.
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  • Best Healthy resturant in this busy street for shoppers. food is delicious, halal and cheap in rates.
  • It's at the centre of the city and can go to every place you want by metro and bus and taxi and near shopping centre and istighkal street
  • Its taste is the worst ever Restaurant not clean
  • Typical tourist destination for anyone who visited Istanbul. From here begins and the most pedestrian of Constantinople
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