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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby bill cobbett » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:31 pm

An opinion piece in Hurriyet claims that Turkey is sliding in to chaos and condemns Erdogan's divisive and partisan views...

"... Things are gradually getting out of hand in Turkey, as the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) administration continues to divide society with its vindictive rule that promises no stability for the near future.

People are out on the street again, angered over the police killing of a 15-year-old kid during the Gezi Park protests last summer. The fact the government did not lift a finger to bring Berkin Elvan’s killer to justice has merely added fuel to the anger.

Meanwhile, the total lack of sympathy from Prime Minister Erdoğan for Berkin, even though he never wastes an opportunity to deplore the killing of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo by the Egyptian police, is glaring. The crocodile tears being shed for Berkin by his ministers, on the other hand, are laughable. ..."


http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey ... sCatID=416
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Maximus » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:19 pm

Its the end of the beginning!

Another poor fellow that went by the name of Karamanoğlu died due to last nights clashes.
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:36 pm

The prime minister has not uttered a word, neither of contrition nor condolence. He has remained silent in the face of the death of an innocent teenager, just as he did when six other youths died as a result of police violence during the Gezi protests.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origina ... z2vrd8y2t1


...sadly, great reform will come none too soon, Turkey suffers what is a corruption not unseen, and from it much sadness is still to come. more and more, i am coming to admire what is the Human spirit, and in this case, what is a resistance in Turkey to tyranny, and denial.
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:43 pm

Also on March 10, police used heavy tear gas to disperse a crowd of about 20 people who had gathered at the hospital in support of his survival. As the news hit the traditional and social media that even hospital corridors had been filled with tear gas, resentment multiplied. That eventually awakened President Abdullah Gul, and he became the first state official to phone the family — after 268 days — to express good will and speedy recovery for Berkin Elvan. The boy died the next morning.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origina ... z2vrjcKmsv


...i include this source, and a quote from it for the record, it is an irony most telling.
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:59 pm

Two eye witnesses have made statements to the public prosecution about the killing of Berkin Elvan, so there are some developments. It would appear that the policeman who fired the fatal gas canister did so from a distance of about about 20 metres and fired directly at the boy's head.

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turk ... iymis.html
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby B25 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:12 am

The cops did what they were ordered to do. It is their superiors and the government that need to be in the dock.
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed May 28, 2014 3:03 pm

It is the anniversary of the outbreak of the Gezi protests on 31 May. To circumvent any possible protests, a raft of measures to prevent any possible protests has been announced for that day, including

the presence of some 25,000 policeman at the potential flashpoints of Taksim, Şişli van Beşiktaş in Istanbul, and

the presence of 50 riot control vehicles in Taksim square.

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turk ... _TOMA.html
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Tim Drayton » Fri May 30, 2014 12:04 pm

64-year-old Elif Çermik, who has spent the past 159 days in a coma after suffering a heart attack caused by tear gas sprayed by the police at an anti-government demonstration in Istanbul’s Kadıköy on 22 December 2013, passed away this morning.

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turk ... durdu.html
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby bill cobbett » Sat May 31, 2014 6:56 pm

The TOMAs and tear-gas are back on the streets of Istanbul on the first anniversary of the Gezi Park Uprising.

Clashes also reported in Ankara and Adana.

BBC reporting that a CNN journalist was roughed up by police.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Defaul ... sCatID=341

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27649472
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