Tag Archives: Gezi Park

BBC News: Istanbul Gezi Park plan to proceed – Turkish PM Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said plans to redevelop a park in Istanbul will go ahead despite mass protests rocking the country. Describing some of the demonstrators as “extremists”, he said seven foreigners had been arrested over the unrest. Mr Erdogan made the remarks in Tunis. He is to return to Turkey from a North African tour later [...] → Read the full article…

The star: Turkish trade unions join protests against PM Erdogan – Daren Butler and Humeyra Pamuk

Turkish trade unionists banging drums and trailing banners marched into an Istanbul square on Wednesday, joining unprecedented protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan over what they see as his authoritarian rule. Members of more than a dozen unions chanting “Tayyip resign” marched down a major avenue towards Taksim Square. There were similar protests against Erdogan, prime minister for over 10 [...] → Read the full article…

The World Medical Association: WMA urges Turkish authorities to end excessive force

(05.06.2013) The World Medical Association has called on the Turkish authorities to end immediately the excessive use of force against peaceful protestors and to ensure the right to freedom of expression and assembly. It has also called for an independent and impartial investigation into the excessive use of force and for officials found to have ill-treated demonstrators or other members of [...] → Read the full article…

Hürriyet Daily News: Crowd attacks supporters of Gezi Park protests in Turkish PM Erdoğan’s homeland

  For the first time since the beginning of the countrywide protests which started over the demolition attempt of Istanbul’s Gezi Park, a crowd attacked the supporters of the demonstrations June 5 in the Black Sea town of Rize, homeland of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.  However, a catastrophic rampage was avoided after an escalation of the tension over the course of [...] → Read the full article…

Bianet: Taksim Solidarity Submitted its Demands – “We Are Against Construction in Gezi Park”

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Taksim Dayanışması, a solidarity group that advocated for the preservation of Taksim Gezi Park, submitted its demands to Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç. The group demanded an official statement that confirmed the cancellation of all construction efforts in the park. Taksim Dayanışması, a solidarity group that advocated for the preservation of Taksim Gezi Park, has met with Deputy Prime Minister [...] → Read the full article…

Bianet: Photo Essay – Thousands Bring Gezi Parkı Resistance to A New Day

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There are thousands of people in Gezi Park and Taksim Square. They are bringing their struggle to a new day as they are saluting the resistance under the trees carved with names of who has lost lives. Leaving behind Day 8 of Gezi Parkı Resistance, thousands are bringing the resistance to a new day. Scores joined Gezi Park by the [...] → Read the full article…

Fıratnews: A protester shot to death by a gun in Hatay

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A young man, Abdullah Cömert, participating in the Gezi Park protests in the Armutlu neighborhood of Hatay’s town center, was dead, as a result of police shooting. According to the eye-witnesses, Cömert was killed by the bullets coming from the Scorpion police vehicle. It’s been reported that last night at 23:55 PM in the Armutlu neighborhood, there had been a [...] → Read the full article…

goodmorningTurkey: Deputy PM Apologizes to Injured Protesters

The police response to the initial protests against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park in favor of a mall were wrong, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has said, apologizing to injured protesters “with environmental concerns.” during a speech today. But Arınç added in a speech today that the government did not “feel like they owed anything to those who cause [...] → 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…