Thousands order food to support Gezi Park protesters
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
Turkey's leading food delivery chain has said it has received over 1,000 orders to be delivered to Gezi Park. DHA photoTurkey’s leading food ordering chain, yemeksepeti.com, received more than 1,000 orders to be delivered to Gezi Park, in an act of solidarity with the protesters in central Istanbul.
More than 1,000 people ordered food from their home computers to send lunch to protesters in the area, including pizzas, hamburgers, and wraps.
“We have received orders from all over the country and even from outside Turkey,” Nevzat Aydın, CEO of Yemek Sepeti (“Food Basket”).
Aydın said those ordering had written locations near to the park as the delivery addresses. He admitted that there had been delays in deliveries, but said eventually there were no problems at all.
Activists have been staging sit-in events at Gezi Park, which was subject to a renovation plan that requires the trees to be cut down for the building of a shopping mall. After the initial protests were intervened with police attacks, the events snowballed into anti-government protests across the country.