Tag Archives: police violence

Do not despair and remain hopeful

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Duran Akbas, who was seriously wounded when shot by the police yesterday, is still in the intensive care unit after surgery. He has not yet woken up and is in a critical condition. It is said that his survival is nearly a miracle. We have not lost hope, just as we have not lost hope since Mayday for Dilan, Meral [...] → Read the full article…

Police gas hit lieutenant colonel: He risks losing an eye!

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Lieutenant Colonel Necati Metin, second in command at Mugla Gendermarie Headquarters, is injured by the ttear gas shot of the police. Lieut. Colonel was willing to talk to the demonstrators protesting in solidarity with Gezi Park events. MUGLA – Lieutenant Colonel Necati Metin, second in command at Mugla Gendermarie Headquarters, wanted to negotiate with people who poured on the streets [...] → Read the full article…

The Telegraph: Turkey protesters celebrate after police leave Istanbul square

Thousands of protesters celebrated early on Sunday after police withdrew from Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the focal point of nationwide protests against Turkey’s Islamist-rooted government. The government, while acknowledging some excesses by police in two days of clashes, called on the demonstrators to leave the streets after protests in 48 cities. Rights groups denounced police violence, with Amnesty International saying that [...] → Read the full article…

Student from Istanbul Technical University Naval Architecture Faculty looses eye!

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Sepehr Vahabi, an Iranian student at the Faculty of Naval Architecture at Istanbul Technical University, lost his left eye due to a rubber bullet fired by the police force during the Gezi Park demonstrations. Many people were wounded last week as police forces attacked demonstrators protesting against the demolition of Gezi Park with pressurized water, pepper gas and rubber bullets. [...] → Read the full article…