Istanbul Insanity - Occupygezi

Discussion in 'Occupy Movement' started by Aerianne, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Istanbul, Turkey has gone absolutely insane!


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    Here is a large set of pics.
    Warning: Some of these photos depict very graphic police violence
    http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com/

    Full Story http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/31/istanbul-protesters-violent-clashes-police
     
  2. TheGhost

    TheGhost Auuhhhhmm ...

    The Middle East will bring us down sooner or later.
     
  3. NoxiousGas

    NoxiousGas Old Fart

    Why you say that?
    What is going on there isn't at all related to the usual Arab-Israeli conflict crap, but more about a government that has ignored it's citizens.
    They are protesting the same issues that many countries are dealing with.

    We are only going to be seeing more of the same in more diverse areas.
    This is an issue that transcends political, religious and cultural differences.
     
  4. TheGhost

    TheGhost Auuhhhhmm ...

    No such thing on this here planet.
     
  5. NoxiousGas

    NoxiousGas Old Fart

    the basic rights of a human being have no political, religious or cultural agenda.
     
  6. TheGhost

    TheGhost Auuhhhhmm ...


    There is a political, religious or cultural agenda for EVERYTHING.

    That includes human rights.
     
  7. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    when the police and military start switching sides, that's when shit gets real
     
  8. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Isn't that the truth?!
     
  9. lively_girl

    lively_girl Member

    Today's newspaper reports that more than 1700 protesters were arrested.

    The prime minister Erdogan has been in the position since 2002.
     
  10. Nyxx

    Nyxx HELLO STALKER

  11. Nyxx

    Nyxx HELLO STALKER

    :sunny:
     
  12. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter


    Yep, the same as the link and warning I put in the OP :)
     
  13. Nyxx

    Nyxx HELLO STALKER

    Now i see the link...
    I'm high :sunny:
     
  14. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    It's okay...it bumps the thread anyway! :D
     
  15. RooRshack

    RooRshack On Sabbatical

    It's disturbing, the direction turkey has gone. They where doin' pretty good.

    This is their backlash. They are deeply muslim, but a strange secular muslim.... for instance, they use a translated koran (forbidden by islam) in a written language that was created specifically to forge a national identity and hold them together. And now there's a strange fundie muslim leader who likes, I think, big business, and they're gettin' pissed.

    I think he might destabilize the country badly....
     
  16. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Wow, that's pretty interesting, Roo...
     
  17. Nyxx

    Nyxx HELLO STALKER

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