The ‘Marxist Muslims’ Of Taksim Square

‘God, Bread, Freedom’

Agbayir’s anticapitalist group might be characterized as Marxist with a religious twist. The organization’s website describes the “sweat and the blood of the working people,” but a spokesperson said the group’s left-wing political values are inherently religious ones.

“The group believes that property belongs to God and that means that the property belongs to the people,” says graphic designer Emin Albayra, 33, beneath the organization’s slogan “God, bread, freedom,” which is emblazoned on the tent she is sitting in. “By being here we’re trying to tell people that this is how it is.”