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Pedro Levi Bismarck is an architect and researcher on the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto. He is editor of Punkto Magazine.
The Turkish plan to destroy the vital public space of Taksim Gezi Park by turning it into a shopping mall reflects a global democratic crisis.