Plans to build over the site of Istanbul’s Gezi Park have beenoverturned by a court ruling, it was revealed on Wednesday. The decision was originally taken at the beginning of June, but, forreasons that remain unclear, has only just come to light.Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News reported that the court’sdecison was definitive. It was taken by Istanbul’s first RegionalCourt in response to the government’s appeal against an earlier court ruling in May against the construction plans. Prof. Dr. Deniz İncedayı, of the Istanbul Chamber of Architects, oneof the bodies which filed the complaint to the court, told theHürriyet Daily News that the court’s decision “emphasizes that thisproject is against the public interest and modern urbanizationunderstanding”.The controversial proposals sparked outrage across the country, actingas a lightning rod for wider grievances against President Erdogan’sgovernment.Since protests began in late May, four people have been killed, withup to 8 thousand wounded. Lawyers are currently investigating claimsof excessive use of force by the police.