Tag Archives: Gezi Park

USA Today: Turkey premier to meet with Istanbul protesters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister will meet with a group of protesters occupying Istanbul’s central Taksim Square this week, the deputy prime minister said Monday, as the government sought a way out of the impasse that has led to hundreds of protests in dozens of cities. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said, however, the government would no longer [...] → Read the full article…

KWK 44: Turkey’s Erdogan to protesters: ‘Even patience has an end’

ISTANBUL, Turkey (CNN) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed protesters Sunday, the tenth day of demonstrations against his government, warning that “even patience has an end.” He gave a series of speeches to supporters in the nation’s capital, Ankara, as well as in the southern city of Adana. “We have been patient. We will be patient, but even [...] → Read the full article…

Hürriyet Daily News: Turkish actor threatened over his Gezi Park support

Famous actor Memet Ali Alabora has said he is being threatened by unknown people over his support for the Gezi Park protests, after a Turkish daily showed him as one of the leading figures of “a plan to topple the Turkish Government.” Daily Yeni Şafak claimed on June 10 that a theatre play called “Mi Minor,” allegedly supported by an [...] → Read the full article…

Yahoo News: Turkish prime minister convenes party leadership – Elena Becatoros

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister convened his party leadership on Saturday to discuss anti-government protests that have entered their ninth day, as an opposition party leader urged the government to call early elections and renew its mandate. With thousands of people still occupying Istanbul’s central Taksim Square, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met with top officials from his Justice and Development [...] → Read the full article…

Hürriyet Daily News: Ruling AKP to hold two mass rallies in Istanbul and Ankara next week

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has decided June 8 to hold two mass rallies as a response to the protests that spread all across the country over the demolition of Gezi Park at the heart of Istanbul. Following a meeting of the party’s Central Decision and Executive Council (MKYK) in Istanbul June 8, two “unity and solidarity” rallies [...] → Read the full article…

Hürriyet Daily News: Team work of united ultras set Taksim ‘on fire’

Tens of thousands filled Taksim Square June 8 a week after the police’s withdrawal from Gezi Park to hold one of the biggest demonstrations since the beginning of the protests. The ultras of two irreconcilable football clubs of Istanbul – Beşiktaşand Fenerbahçe – had called on supporters to join the demonstration and stood in the forefront of the massive protest. Fans of Galatasaray and other [...] → Read the full article…

Haberler.com: Sit-In protest at Gezi park continues without incident

Protesters at Gezi Park who sparked nationwide demonstrations against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government continued to occupy the park on Friday, with the pious among them performing Friday prayers. Protesters at Gezi Park who sparked nationwide demonstrations against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government continued to occupy the park on Friday, with the pious among them performing Friday prayers.There [...] → Read the full article…

ALJAZEERA: Turkey PM calls for end to protests

Erdogan calls on country to respect election results, saying no one “apart from God can prevent the rise of Turkey”. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for an immediate end to protests against his rule. The prime minister was greeted early on Friday morning by thousands of supporters waving Turkish flags and chanting “We will die for you, Erdogan” [...] → Read the full article…

Hulya is still beautiful!

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I was walking around Gezi Park when I bumped into this woman. She was sitting quietly. It was not difficult to guess what had happened to her but I wanted to ask her the story. She said that the police had targeted her face. Her teeth are broken and she has some fractures on her jaw. Yet, she is calm [...] → Read the full article…

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey: Joint statement of the human rights NGOs to the public

The actions initially referred to as the “Gezi Park Protests” which within a short period of time spread beyond Gezi Park and Istanbul are known to the public. The events first began in Istanbul, and later continued in Ankara, İzmir and many other cities of Turkey with widespread police violence against the protesters. Organizations sensitive to human rights focused during [...] → Read the full article…