Interview with Turkish woman occupying Gezi Park


9 Responses to “Interview with Turkish woman occupying Gezi Park”

  1. There is almost nothing more scary about this than that the question’s surfacing in public, as to whether the Turkish Army should or is going to act.

    Lack of faith in the checks and balances on power in the government proper is a serious matter.

    • René Walter says:

      The Turkish Army has a historic Role in overthrowing Governments in Turkey when they try to throw out the Ataturk-Reforms. I know where you’re coming from, but in that Situation right now, they could play a vital role for the people – if Erdogan hadn’t deprived them off their power over the years.

      That’s what the Question was about. ;)

      [edit] You can compare that Role to the Arab Spring in Egypt, kinda.

      • Gulliver says:

        Agreed, while there is truth in what George Herbert said, it can be folly to impute the assumptions and biases gained by living in a country where even the religious reactionaries typically respect the republic form of government. It’s sort of amazing how well democracy has fared in Turkey given it’s turbulent history following the end of the Ottoman Empire.

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  3. Steeevyo says:

    Anecdotal evidence is anectdotal, but:

    My friends who were tear gassed yesterday while sitting in Gezi Park singing and “doing other hippie shit” (quote) don’t want the military to intervene.
    AKP’s driving back of military influence was welcomed by them and part of the unspoken deal (economic and constitutional reforms in exchange for reducing the extremes of Turkish forced secularism).
    They want Turkey to move forward not backwards, and the most backwards thing that could happen would be to reinstate the military as a checks and balances institution.

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