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What is Happening in Istanbul?
06-03-2013, 02:51 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Four days ago a group of people who did not belong to any specific organization or ideology got together in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. Among them there were many of my friends and students. Their reason was simple: To prevent and protest the upcoming demolishing of the park for the sake of building yet another shopping mall at very center of the city.

http://intellihub.com/2013/06/02/what-is...on-report/

This got really ugly sad2.gif Turkish gov is waaay out of control.
06-03-2013, 02:55 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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06-03-2013, 02:56 PM #3
White Ribbon call me
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eek!! not good..

that whole region/middle east is a place i never ever will or want to visit..

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06-03-2013, 02:57 PM #4
White Ribbon call me
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people lost their eyes? god..
06-03-2013, 02:58 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Lost their lives (graphic)



06-03-2013, 03:07 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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sad2.gif Welcome to everyone's future. News media pays no attention - seems all too familiar and they have to rely on alternative media to get the word out.

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06-03-2013, 03:11 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Insanity! gaah.gifgaah.gifgaah.gif Seems the authorities are doing their very best to escalate things. 13.gif
06-03-2013, 03:35 PM #8
Ruby Wolf Member
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Anyone protesting just about anything in a country like turkey must be more than well aware they're on a suicide mission that can only result in arrest and or torture and or prison and or death and its really amazing to realize how barbaric so many countries still are and how lucky the people are who live in more stabilized nations and its even more amazing to understand how those lucky few take their relatively normal living conditions for almost total granted...
06-03-2013, 04:06 PM #9
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(06-03-2013, 03:35 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  Anyone protesting just about anything in a country like turkey must be more than well aware they're on a suicide mission that can only result in arrest and or torture and or prison and or death and its really amazing to realize how barbaric so many countries still are and how lucky the people are who live in more stabilized nations and its even more amazing to understand how those lucky few take their relatively normal living conditions for almost total granted...


What's the matter with you? You deride the Turks for their 'barbaric country' then go on to say how absolutely hopeless it is for them to try to change it? That your culture is oh so much better and free? Sure wouldn't want you at my back if I didn't like what my gov was doing to my country.
06-03-2013, 04:11 PM #10
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Taksim Square: 13 Photos Showing Severity Of the Protests

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edit: Lots of discussion on the credibility of some of the photos. Just sayin.
06-03-2013, 04:14 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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omg.gif That's a sea of people!

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06-03-2013, 04:26 PM #12
Ruby Wolf Member
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(06-03-2013, 04:06 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(06-03-2013, 03:35 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  Anyone protesting just about anything in a country like turkey must be more than well aware they're on a suicide mission that can only result in arrest and or torture and or prison and or death and its really amazing to realize how barbaric so many countries still are and how lucky the people are who live in more stabilized nations and its even more amazing to understand how those lucky few take their relatively normal living conditions for almost total granted...


What's the matter with you? You deride the Turks for their 'barbaric country' then go on to say how absolutely hopeless it is for them to try to change it? That your culture is oh so much better and free? Sure wouldn't want you at my back if I didn't like what my gov was doing to my country.

Show me where I said anything above that makes you think I meant they're hopeless to change?!

But seeing you brought it up...

As long as they continue to be dominated and controlled and warped and twisted and ritualistically murdered by organized religion some very terrible and very evil things will never f###en change...
06-03-2013, 04:28 PM #13
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(06-03-2013, 04:26 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  Show me where I said anything above that makes you think I meant they're hopeless to change?!

You made it quite clear

Quote:Anyone protesting just about anything in a country like turkey must be more than well aware they're on a suicide mission that can only result in arrest and or torture and or prison and or death
06-03-2013, 11:35 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, the conflict is escalating and spreading. Thousands of people are out in the streets again. Reporters from Swedish news say "it's the worst they ever seen".

Riot police are back on the streets of Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, as anti-government protests continue for a forth night in several cities.

Thousands of people have gathered on Monday in the central Taksim Square, where demonstrations triggered by redevelopment plans for the area began last week.

The unrest erupted on Friday when trees were torn down at a park in Taksim Square under government plans to redevelop the area, but widened into a broad show of defiance against the governing, Islamist-rooted AK Party.

Erdogan has overseen a transformation in Turkey during his decade in power, turning its once crisis-prone economy into the fastest-growing in Europe.

He remains by far Turkey's most popular politician, but critics point to what they see as his authoritarianism and religiously conservative meddling in private lives in the secular republic.

Tighter restrictions on alcohol sales and warnings against public displays of affection in recent weeks have also provoked protests.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/201...65597.html
06-06-2013, 05:10 PM #15
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Quote:Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said plans to redevelop a park in Istanbul will go ahead despite mass protests rocking the country.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22801548?






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