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Heavy Metal Guitarist Forms Turkish Political Party

A Turkish rock guitarist has co-founded a new political party ahead of elections next year in the hope of translating months of summer protests into change at the ballot box. The Gezi Party [GZP], taking its name from the Istanbul park where the unrest began at the end of May, marks an effort to unite a broad range of demonstrators under one political banner against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government. “In the Gezi Party, chairman means spokesperson. Gezi does not accept any ...

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