Shoe-throwing- Turkish version

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Todays Birgüns first page

Today's Birgün's first page

The paper for whom Mr. Özbek works for shows solidarity, I guess. “Everyone needs a shoe one day”. The thrown shoe is an imitation Nike shoe.

Selçuk Özbek, an editor at Birgün, a leftist daily, throws a shoe at Mr. Strauss-Kahn. The incident took place at another campus of my university. I was in the other campus, waiting  for the introductory meeting with Media MA students. At first, we thought he was one of our students but he turned out to be a journalist. Not particularly imaginative after the original show throwing event. Mr. Strauss-Kahn responded maturely.

The protester has been released during the day. My Facebook and Friendfeed newsstream is full of comments praising the action although I am not that excited. More in the comments section…


IMF chief targeted by shoe-throwing protester

The IMF’s managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is targeted by a shoe-throwing protester as he arrives in Istanbul to launch the fund’s annual meeting

Student Throws Shoe At IMF Chief In Istanbul Protest –

Dominique Strauss-Kahn joins the shoe club

by Joshua Keating

While speaking in Turkey, IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn became the latest world leader to fall victim to an attack by shoe:

Turks see no block on EU bid by new German gov’t | International | Reuters

Shoe Is Thrown at I.M.F. Director in Istanbul


The protester missed hitting Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the end of the director?s speech on Thursday in the lead-up to International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Turkey.

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  1. Hans

    indeed, not so original. the guy made a fool about himself..)

    October 1st, 2009 at 15:17 (Reply)

  2. erkan

    Well, most people do not think like that but I agree with you. I have no problem with activism against the meetings but most protest because it is trendy to protest. most practices are imported and not locally created. imagination weak…

    October 1st, 2009 at 23:06 (Reply)

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