Tag Archives: Ahmet Atakan

Hurriyet Daily News: Families of Gezi protests victims and injured protesters establish common association


The families of those who lost their lives in the police crackdowns during the Gezi Park protests and those who were injured during the protests announced the establishment of a shared association on Jan. 21. The “Gezi Martyrs and Wounded Platform” was formally established following a meeting at the Istanbul Bar Association. The attendance of the elder brother of Mehmet [...] → Read the full article…

Al Monitor: Are Protests on the Rise Again in Turkey? – Orhan Kemal Cengiz


The demonstrations that broke out across Turkey earlier this year after the police clampdown on an environmentalist protest at Istanbul’s Gezi Park came as a major sociopolitical quake for the country. The first tsunami after the big tremor is beginning to rise as street clashes spread again across Turkey over the Sept. 10 death of a 22-year-old protester in Hatay province. A [...] → Read the full article…

BirGün: My son resisted for his people


Ahmet Atakan, using his constitutional right to protest in Hatay Armutlu, was killed after being hit on the head by a tear gas canister fired by the police at short range. His family talked to BirGün. The father Ali Atakan asks the authorities to punish the murderers of his son: “We didn’t raise these children so that the state could [...] → Read the full article…