Map of Taksim Square proposed renovation project. The blue square is the Ottoman barracks. The purple shape represents the location of a proposed mosque. See http://urbanlifesigns.blogspot.com/2013/06/you-may-have-heard-in-news-over-past.html
The controversy over Taksim includes the rebuilding of the Ottoman barracks in Gezi Park as well as a plan for a mosque. The photo shows the latest model of a mosque designed for Taksim Square. In the background in white, near the architects hands, is the monument to the Republic. June 23, 2013 NY Times.
The Ottoman military barracks that were demolished in 1940 and are scheduled to be rebuilt in Taksim Square. A religious revolt against the 1908 Young Turk revolution was supported by regiments housed here.
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