Photos from #OccupyGezi

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3 Responses to “Photos from #OccupyGezi”

  1. ffabian says:

    Turkey is a democracy and Erdogan / the AKP was re-elected two times in elections that were deemed fair and democratic even by outside observers. So the Turks have no one to blame but themselves. It’s nothing like the Arab Spring. 

    I can symphatize with voters/people who elect someone who turns out  incompetent or an asshole (or both). But when you re-elect such a person you are responsible and got what you deserved. 

    Same thing with G.W. Bush (there was a lot of head-shaking over here when he was re-elected) or Berlusconi.

  2. Luther Blissett says:

    Thanks for the reminder.
    Short news:
    + CNN international replaced by CNN Asia by DigiTürk cable provider
    + three turkish TV channels heavily fined for reporting as live stream, allegedly “harming the physical, moral and mental development of children and young people”
    + 73 lawyers threatened, detained, abused for asking prosecutors to investigate police brutality
    + > 3000 lawyers on the streets in several provinces yesterday to protest against treatment of colleagues
    + Erdoğan reported to have stated,this morning(?), that the situation will be resolved within 24 hrs

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