Archive for June, 2013

The Ottoman Slap

Conservative intellectuals in Turkey published a condemn on the governments policy against the protesters in Turkey. They formed the Labor and Justice Platform. A quotation of their statement:

“We did not forget, how the media was mixing up the whole country with false reports on muslims in Turkey. Today the conservative and the centre mdia are doing the same to others. Parts of the population are terrorized for the sake of the others. What did change then from yesterday until today?”

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Tear Gas brothers

Why bye

The protesters around Gezi Park united as Tear Gas brothers in the past two weeks.

Tear Gas is a chemical weapon. Tear gas works by irritating mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs, and causes crying, sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, pain in the eyes, temporary blindness, etc. Exposure on skin may cause chemical burns.

June 11 at the center of Istanbul

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On the 15th day of Gezi Park resistance Turkish riot police attack through barricades firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon at hundreds of protesters to clear Taksim Square early in the morning. Police remove banners on AKM building and Ataturk Sculpture while bulldozers and rubbish trucks clear up the barricades.

Photos by Adnan Onur Acar (NarPhotos)