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The New York Times: Madrid and Istanbul Respond Differently to Rejection by Olympics


Madrid, whose population, hit hard by record unemployment and a long recession, had rallied around the idea that the Games could help create jobs and revive the image and economy of Spain. In contrast, large groups of people in the central Taksim district in Istanbul celebrated their city’s Olympic defeat on Saturday night. They argued that the Turkish government had tried [...] → Read the full article…

Madrid, SPAIN


Capital of Spain, Madrid also host demonstrations to support Gezi Parkı and protests against the brutal police violence with one minute silence in front of the Turkish Consulate of Madrid. Spain with friendly citizens from other cities also supported Gezi.  Alicante, Zaragoza, Malaga, Mallorca…with you Turkish people.  Turkey is not alone! Photos and videos by Xiker Hidalgo.