Denizli Student Dormitory

In the development of the revolutionary student movement, dormitories played a major role. Some of the dormitories that were abandoned after the 1971 Military Memorandum had been occupied by the Grey Wolves. Between 1974 and 1980 there were repeated attacks on the dormitories where revolutionary students stayed in. Denizli Dormitory, Balıkesir Dormitory, and Kadırga Dormitory were powerful supporting elements of the anti-fascist resistance in Beyazıt to such an extent that the area enclosed by these three buildings was called as the “Communist Devil’s Triangle” by Grey Wolves.

Denizli Dormitory was a private dorm, meaning it was not controlled by the General Directorate of Higher Education Credit and Dormitories. Located on the back streets of the Faculty of Letter’s neighborhood, the dormitory building became an important base for the revolutionary student movement in Beyazıt after Site Dormitory was closed down in 1977. Having suffered numerous attacks between 1975 and 1980, Denizli Dormitory served both as a place for collective life including social and cultural activities, and a center for the organizing of shoemakers in Gedikpaşa. Today the building functions as a hotel.

In the place of the small building of Denizli Student Dormitory, there is a hotel, 2021
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