It was a question of two or three trees for the Municipality in the beginning to enlarge the new fully cement pedestrian square Taksim had been transformed into. The resistance to protect the Gezi Park in Taksim Square marked a generation’s political stance in Turkey. The park is founded on a large territory that was given to the Armenian community in the time of Sultan Suleyman to become their cemetery. During the time of Abdulhamid, part of this area was emptied out to become artillery barracks. The area was fully expropriated in 1939, and right now three big hotels, Istanbul City Radio and Gezi Park share this large territory. It is the first park of the Republic of Istanbul and it is claimed that those Armenian tombstones were used to make the steps of the park. Gezi is still the only green spot in the central part of Istanbul. It used to be a quite neglected, run-down park hosting the homeless, the cruisers and the transsexual sex workers at night. People came here to look for random sexual encounters. The unforgettable commune, consisting of many different social groups from anti-capitalist Muslims to football fan groups, LGBTI activists and young socialists, took place in Gezi Park in June 2013 when it was removed by a police ambush. Having been closed to the public for a while afterwards, it emerged in a new form. Though the commune is not there any more, its memory still remains and guides our understanding of the public. The state’s de facto scrutiny for possible gatherings changed on the night of the coup attempt on 15th July when people were called to be on the streets by the president to protect democracy.