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Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:18 pm

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Accounts differ, but Daesh supporters at Istanbul University appear to have staged a demonstration in Beyazit Square close to the university at about 12.30 pm on Monday, and were protected by a huge phalanx of both plain-clothed and riot police from the vast majority of students who wanted to break up the demonstration (shown above). Granted, the right to demonstrate is enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, but the Turkish police have most certainly not given the same protection to secularist or anti-Daesh demonstrators in recent years. In fact, two students in Mersin are to be prosecuted after being arrested at a demonstration to mark the death of a Turkish citizen who died in Kobane fighting Daesh.
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Re: Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

Postby DrCyprus » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:30 pm

Can I have a link to the article so I can spam it everywhere? :p
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Re: Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:29 pm

As I said, accounts vary, but the above picture, which I think speaks volumes, comes from a left-wing news portal whose report is here:

http://haber.sol.org.tr/turkiye/gericil ... pti-138749

This is how CNN’s Turkish offshoot of CNN reported the event:
http://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/beyazitt ... sek-atildi

Here’s a report from the middle of the road Milliyet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESo7kk0hxNU

Here’s a report from the left-wing Bir Gün:
http://www.birgun.net/haber-detay/solcu ... 97312.html

Here’s the report from an Islamist web site:
http://www.islamvehayat.com/11099_beyaz ... ldiri.html

Here is a You Tube clip showing a spokesman reading an announcement at the demonstration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESo7kk0hxNU
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Re: Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:34 pm

I have just listened to the You Tube clip and can't say that I heard any pro-Daesh propaganda there. I think the point is that these people have earned the reputation for being pro-Daesh at the university in the course of a great many incidents that have occurred there.
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Re: Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

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Re: Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:52 pm

DrCyprus wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43N9LUOckbg&feature=youtu.be

ah mah gad


I haven't seen that reported anywhere credible, I'm afraid. Believe it if you want.
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Re: Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

Postby DrCyprus » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:55 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:
DrCyprus wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43N9LUOckbg&feature=youtu.be

ah mah gad


I haven't seen that reported anywhere credible, I'm afraid. Believe it if you want.


Just sharing. Sorry if I invaded your thread.
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Re: Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

Postby CBBB » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:13 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:
DrCyprus wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43N9LUOckbg&feature=youtu.be

ah mah gad


I haven't seen that reported anywhere credible, I'm afraid. Believe it if you want.


There was definitely something strange going on.
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Re: Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:56 pm

DrCyprus wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
DrCyprus wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43N9LUOckbg&feature=youtu.be

ah mah gad


I haven't seen that reported anywhere credible, I'm afraid. Believe it if you want.


Just sharing. Sorry if I invaded your thread.


No problem. Some of the best threads on this site evolve through going off tangent.
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Re: Turkish police protect pro-Daesh protest

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:34 pm

Just by way of contrast, this was how the Turkish police reacted yesterday when a group of students in Izmir attempted to hold a demonstration to mark two months since the bomb attack on a demonstration by left-wingers in support of peace in Ankara, widely viewed as being part of the AKP’s campaign to spread terror in the hope of boosting its vote in the upcoming repeat elections.

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http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turk ... alesi.html
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