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What is Happenning in Istanbul?

Turkish police are violently cracking down on peaceful citizens trying to make their voices heard. Innocent civilians have been killed by tanks and critically injured by tear gas and pepper spray (most likely of American origin). Please share with your friends. Contact your government representatives: don’t let the citizens of Istanbul stand alone.

İnsanlık Hali

To my friends who live outside of Turkey:

I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because at the time of my writing most of the media sources are shut down by the government and the word of mouth and the internet are the only ways left for us to explain ourselves and call for help and support.

Last week of May 2013 a group of people most of whom did not belong to any specific organization or ideology got together in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. Among them there were many of my friends and yoga students. Their reason was simple: To prevent and protest the upcoming demolishing of the park for the sake of building yet another shopping mall at very center of the city. There are numerous shopping malls in Istanbul, at least…

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2 thoughts on “What is Happenning in Istanbul?

  1. I have received word that the violence has spread beyond Istanbul to Ankara and other cities. People are being gassed in their homes. Please make these atrocities known: stand for human dignity and human rights!

  2. Jeff Nguyen on said:

    Suzanne, Here’s a link to an article about use of tear gas in Turkey: http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/what-turkey-should-remind-us-about-tear-gas/

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