Category Archives: Personal stories

Who knows if I’ll be safe tomorrow?

“Dear friends, I’m safe for now, but who knows if I’ll be safe tomorrow? Today Gezi Park was full of families with children, old and young people, having fun together. Around 9 pm the police started their brutal attack. In only a few minutes, the whole park was surrounded by police, people were stuck in the park and were attacked [...] → Read the full article…

Occupy Gezi!

“What happened last night at Gezi Park and in the streets of Istanbul; the way police was hunting people and using violence on peaceful protestors is no longer about an authoritarian populist. Taking in consideration that all what took place yesterday happened because the place had to be ‘cleaned’ for the own protestors of AKP and Erdogas shows the fascist sides [...] → Read the full article…

Riot Police officer speaks: They guided us into wrong

A.B (25), a riot police officer who was on site since the first day of GeziPark protests, says: “Instead of saying ‘Police is hostile! They attacked us”, one should question those who give the orders. We are upset with the authorities, we did not act wit our own decisions.” What do you think happened in Gezi Park in the morning [...] → Read the full article…

All streets are under heavy tear gas

“Police taking people who have gas masks under custody. An actor, Sezgin Mengi, reports: All streets are under heavy tear gas. We couldn’t leave the theatre after the performance last night as it was under siege. Carrying a mask does not show that I’m a terrorist, I only want to walk! How can we trust authorities, the governor said there [...] → Read the full article…

A follower from Hungary

On the news “Support to Turkey from Hungary” which is a part of the propaganda “There is international support for AKP” published by Cihan Haber Ajansi and Zaman newspaper: “I am studying in Hungary. I’ve been following the Gezi Park events from the beginning as much as I could.  And I should confess that I was shocked when I saw [...] → Read the full article…

I asked the police: ‘What have I done to you, why do you attempt to hit me?’

For the records: On Saturday 15 June, police who fired water cannons, sound bombs and tear gas was aware that there were many children and elderly people on site at Taksim. Unfortunately. I happen to sense some events in advance. It happened again. It was around 8:00 pm. I stayed at Gezi Park for about an hour and listened to [...] → Read the full article…

A Mother’ s Letter!!!

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To my loving ‘capulcu’ (looter, raider) son, I watch your videos and read all that you write on your FB wall. I admire your quick wittiness and your sense of humour. I ‘ve been following everything that has been happening at the resistance. Moreover, I’ve been watching ‘ustream tv’ so as to be able to get the sole truth to [...] → Read the full article…

Send The Necessary Evidence…

Today I talked to Nonlethal Technologies Company in United States, from which Turkish police provides most of CN and Cs gas. The man on the phone was the same person that I asked a week ago whether being exposed to this amount of gas would affect my health or not. This time the point I wanted to make was about [...] → Read the full article…