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Digital analysis of Istanbul on #MayDay

This article intends to draw attention to the unwarranted and disproportionate violence conducted by the police. Additionally to clarify how the Turkish Government is determined to silence the public.

Teargas and Water Cannons for Istanbul’s Labor Day Protesters

from Global Voices Online by Stratos Moraitis

Teargas enveloped Istanbul as demonstrators defiantly merged onto the city’s symbolic Taksim Square, where they hold May Day protests every year. The government banned all events there this year, because the square is under construction.

Clashes erupt between rival student groups at university campus, 15 students injured

from Hurriyet Daily News

A clash between two student groups at Ankara’s Middle East Technical University ended with the deployment of police on the main campus, leaving at least 15 students injured.

 

Tahir Canan, Turkey’s Longest Serving Inmate, Freed

from Bianet :: English

Tahir Canan, an inmate who spent the past 33 years in prison in Turkey, have been released this morning after the implementation of new judicial reforms – publicly known as 4th judicial package.

Deep state case convict Ağar released from jail

from Hurriyet Daily News

Former Turkish Interior and Justice Minister and Police Chief Mehmet Ağar was released after one

 

Adnan Oktar, Controversial Religious Figure, Sues His Suers

from Bianet :: English

After a prosecutor dropped charges against Adnan Oktar, a controversial religious figure, for ?incitement to hatred and hostility”, Oktar filed lawsuits against the applicants and their lawyers.

 

Male Violence March 2013 Full Report

from Bianet :: English

According to data compiled by bianet, male violence left 14 women, 2 men and 1 infant dead; 16 women and teenager girls raped; 28 women harassed; and 25 women and teenager girls battered in March 2013.

 

Taksim, Labor Day brutality and picnicking

from Hurriyet Daily News

One of the leading electronic newspapers of northern Cyprus carried an interesting and comparative May Day.

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