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First life lost

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:27 pm

Twenty-year-old Mehmet Ayvalıtaş has become the first person to lay down his life in these protests.

http://en.firatnews.com/news/news/mehme ... -a-car.htm

I am afraid that if this develops into a full-scale revolution, it will not be a velvet one.
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Re: First life lost

Postby Lordo » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:54 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Twenty-year-old Mehmet Ayvalıtaş has become the first person to lay down his life in these protests.

http://en.firatnews.com/news/news/mehme ... -a-car.htm

I am afraid that if this develops into a full-scale revolution, it will not be a velvet one.

bastards.
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Re: First life lost

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:04 pm

Lordo wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:Twenty-year-old Mehmet Ayvalıtaş has become the first person to lay down his life in these protests.

http://en.firatnews.com/news/news/mehme ... -a-car.htm

I am afraid that if this develops into a full-scale revolution, it will not be a velvet one.

bastards.


For some good news, public service workers are coming out on a one-and-a-half day strike as of noon tomorrow.

http://www.radikal.com.tr/ekonomi/keskt ... ri-1136084

There is also an occupation at Aegean University.

http://www.radikal.com.tr/turkiye/ogren ... ti-1136081
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby B25 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:44 pm

I think in protest all the Anatolian gypsies in the north of Cyprus and the troops should return to Turkey, show Erdo who is the boss! :)
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Lordo » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:52 pm

B25 wrote:I think in protest all the Anatolian gypsies in the north of Cyprus and the troops should return to Turkey, show Erdo who is the boss! :)

they are waiting for you to start. they have unfinished business my little elambui friend.
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Demonax » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:16 pm

B25 wrote:I think in protest all the Anatolian gypsies in the north of Cyprus and the troops should return to Turkey, show Erdo who is the boss! :)


They could join their brothers! Check out this comment in the NYT:

Ersin Kalaycioglu, a professor of international relations at Sabanci University said: “Istanbul is seen as a place where you earn a living, where you get rich. It is a gold rush.”

Reflecting a sense of elitism that is widely shared by secular Turks in Istanbul, he complained that the city had “been invaded by Anatolian peasants” who were “uncultured.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/world ... d=all&_r=0
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby B25 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:54 pm

Well that says it all. I have been vindicated :)
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Lit » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:56 pm

LOOK AT THIS....

The authorities are shooting tear gas into apartments at night. There is also one where tear gas has been thrown in a starbucks filled with tourists. What are they doing?

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

Postby Maximus » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:01 pm

There's no police here^

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

Postby Lit » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:13 pm

Lit wrote:LOOK AT THIS....

The authorities are shooting tear gas into apartments at night. There is also one where tear gas has been thrown in a starbucks filled with tourists. What are they doing?




There is video on youtube where you see a vehicle used by the the authorities to run over protesters. It seems a little too graphic to post it here. I cant believe how much Turkey's changed. Cyprus needs to be careful from this authoritarian regime. My goodness, if they dont even care about their own people...
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