In fall 2011 when I was witnessing the rise of Occupy Wall Street in New York City, one of the recurring questions in my mind was this: When would Turkey have its own #Occupy moment? “We are the 99%” slogan had spread from the Zuccotti Park to other cities in the U.S, taking its inspiration from square occupations in Egypt, Greece, Spain and Britain. Some of those movements fizzled out, and some of them kept on. But Turks had not jumped on that Occupy bandwagon for a really long…Continue
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Bloody face of killing nature: Tayyip Erdogan!
"Dear friends all around the world,
something brave and significant is happening in Istanbul, Turkey.
A late blooming Occupy wave one might call it.
Citizens tired of a bullying government with its corrupt management of public spaces and reckless abuse of land are coming together to protect a public park in the heart of the Istanbul which is under the…
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International Human Rights Organizations and Dear Friends, Comrades, Press Members from all over the world;
This is an urgent call from human rights defenders, activists, NGOs, professional chambers, grassroots, neighbourhood associations and Istanbulites.
Since the 27th of May,Istanbulites from all social and political backgrounds and ages and from all over the city had been continuing a peaceful resistance in…
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A friend in Istanbul wrote this, I'm sadly sharing her message: "Reporting from İstanbul, Turkey: We are under attack. We get sprayed with pepper gas on a weekly basis. We have been allowed alcohol in our homes but not outside. Kissing and hugging not allowed. However we are strongly encouraged to breed and make 3 kids right after marriage. Women taking pregnancy tests are recorded. Morning after pills are prescription drugs now. Breathing optional on…Continue
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