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

Postby Lit » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:32 pm

Authorities trying to brake into a closed convenient store:



Peacefully strolling in the park will get you a lump or two:

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

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:05 am

This is my favourite picture from the demonstrations. A young demonstrator gives flowers to the police.

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

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:29 am

Some very well known musicians,including:

Sezen Aksu, Zülfü Livaneli, Grup Yorum, Yavuz Bingöl, Kubat, Mor ve Ötesi, Duman, Erkan Oğur, Can Bonomo and Demir Demirkan.

(PS: Zülfü Livaneli is a member of Istanbul's Greek community)

are planning to hold a concert in support of the protests in front of Galatasaray High School, which is close to Taksim, at 8 pm this evening.

Interestingly, this move has drawn criticism from some of the protesters, who say that the protests have yet to achieve their aim and that it is too early for such a concert.

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/?hn=421094 ... ka=4&kb=12
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Demonax » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:33 pm

Turkish prime minister creams an already battered local stock market

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan best not expect the welcome mat when he gets home this week, neither on the streets nor by investors.

Erdogan triggered outrage in Turkey when he announced Thursday from Tunisia on the eve of his return that the government won’t be swayed from its plans to redevelop Istanbul’s well-known Taksim square and demolish a nearby park. Protests against those plans have been going on for a week in the country, and calls for Erdogan to step down have been growing, though the situation was reportedly quieter in Istanbul on Thursday.

Not so quiet for Turkish stocks, which took another nosedive after Erdogan opened his mouth.

The Istanbul National 30 index XX:XU030 -4.83% XX:XU030 -6.06% fell 5.5% on Thursday.
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Golden Dawn supports Erdoğan

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:23 pm

I hear that Golden Dawn in Greece has voiced its support for Erdoğan. Any closet fascists here care to elaborate on that?
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Maximus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:25 pm

Demonax wrote:Turkish prime minister creams an already battered local stock market

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan best not expect the welcome mat when he gets home this week, neither on the streets nor by investors.

Erdogan triggered outrage in Turkey when he announced Thursday from Tunisia on the eve of his return that the government won’t be swayed from its plans to redevelop Istanbul’s well-known Taksim square and demolish a nearby park. Protests against those plans have been going on for a week in the country, and calls for Erdogan to step down have been growing, though the situation was reportedly quieter in Istanbul on Thursday.

Not so quiet for Turkish stocks, which took another nosedive after Erdogan opened his mouth.

The Istanbul National 30 index XX:XU030 -4.83% XX:XU030 -6.06% fell 5.5% on Thursday.


For those who have not been paying attention. The Lira is heading to new lows, hammering imports.
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Re: Golden Dawn supports Erdoğan

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:31 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:I hear that Golden Dawn in Greece has voiced its support for Erdoğan.


Since you posted that, I've searched and all I could find was some unreliable blogger garnering support from "The Muslim Brotherhood" for Erdogan.

- If GD did support such a position, it could only mean it's because of the potential detrimental effects to Turkey for Erdogan to remain in power for now. (For example, see above post ^ :D )
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby Maximus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:49 pm

The Lira has just sunk to new lows vs the US Dollar today. This has enough momentum in it to keep going in my opinion.
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby stpier » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:13 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:(PS: Zülfü Livaneli is a member of Istanbul's Greek community)



:shock: :shock: Singing with Mikis Theodorakis doesn't make him Greek. He is Turkish and Muslim.
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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby bill cobbett » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:33 am

A friend posts elsewhere of the casualties to date during the Turkish Troubles.

These are figures from the Turkish Doctors Association from 12 cities across the country ...

- 4355 people injured
- 2 people dead
- 47 people seriously injured
- 3 people in critical condition (1 from Eskişehir, 2 from Ankara)
- 18 people suffer from head traumas (serious / with fractures)
- 10 people blinded
- 1 person had his/her spleen removed

- additionally 1 person is brain dead
- 3 people are missing
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