Tag Archives: anti-government protests

Reporters Without Borders: Occupy Gezi protests lead to wave of arrests of news providers

Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the growing number of news providers being arrested in connection with the continuing anti-government protests in Turkey. “The arrests of news providers throughout the country is a source of deep concern,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to act with restraint and stop carrying out such arrests, which are so disproportionate [...] → Read the full article…

Do not hit my wife

I am M.D. Ömür Mavioğlu. I am a retired faculty member of 9 Eylül University. I am an anesthesiologist and rehabilitation specialist. In my medical career of 31 years, I have tried to serve the people with all my knowledge and ability without  compromising my principles. I’ve never acted violently in my daily life and always abhorred acts of violence. [...] → Read the full article…

RT: Anonymous, Syrian Electronic Army hack Turkish govt networks, leak emails incl PM’s

Turkish government networks were hacked on Wednesday, compromising the private information of staffers in PM Tayyip Erdogan’s office, a source in PM’s office confirmed to Reuters. The attack was in support of the ongoing anti-government protests. Staff email accounts were reportedly accessed after a phishing attack, and those affected were cut off from the network, a source said. Anonymous hacked [...] → Read the full article…

Bloomberg: Turkey Clashes Persist as Erdogan Predicts Early End to Protest- Selcan Hacaoglu, Taylan Bilgic, Ali Berat Meric

Turkish demonstrators clashed with police last night and a second protester was killed, as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan predicted an early end to the unrest while the U.S. urged police restraint. A 22-year-old man was shot dead by unidentified gunmen during an anti-government rally in the southern province of Hatay, local Governor Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz said. One person had been killed [...] → Read the full article…

BBC: Turkish stock market falls 10.5% as demonstrations escalate

Turkey’s main share index closed 10.47% down following investor concerns over the escalation of anti-government protests over the weekend. The Borsa Istanbul 100 index tumbled as investors feared the demonstrations could hit the economy, and the Turkish lira fell to 16-month lows. Demonstrators nationwide clashed with police after water canons and tear gas were used to control crowds. The protests [...] → Read the full article…

BBC News: Turkey clashes: Chaos and camaraderie in Istanbul

Turkey has been rocked by days of anti-government protests. Travel reporter Angelica Malin was in Istanbul as the unrest spread, enveloping her hotel, and was forced to get the first plane out. The excitement was contagious. At 14:00 we were standing on Dolmabahce Cadessi, the road leading to Taksim Square, a mere 2km (1.4 miles) away, in our best sandals [...] → Read the full article…

T24: Erdoğan: The Demonstrators in Taksim are not behaving honestly, I am asking who is my addressee?

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Erdogan criticized the demonstrators and blamed the media. He said: “Take a look and notice the game being played here. There have been mistakes in the use of pepper gas, sure. However. the Topcu barracks will still be built.” Erdoğan, added that the entrance of the barracks could either be built as a mall or a city museum. Prime Minister [...] → Read the full article…