inforgraphic source: http://roarmag.org/2013/06/turkey-ten-days-protest-infographic/

An energy drink, rather than the opium of the people

It is difficult to imagine fiercer football rivalries than the ones between ?The Big Three? of Istanbul ? Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, Beşiktaş. The clashes between their supporters ? often violent, always noisy ? are legendary. Yet many of the (mainly foreign) media and eyewitnessess report that the current protests against the authoritarian turn of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s government have produced an unprecedented unity among Turkish football fans of all colours.

A Turkish policeman during the resistance:

via @internetvekili

Living in Taksim ? Weekend Report June 8-9, 2013

The police has announced that they would not intervene at the park until Monday. So the weekend in Istanbul was peaceful, the park full of ?tourists,? people who come from all over town to see what?s going on. We even had visits from various family members?

 

A modern Turkey could yet emerge

A deep-rooted message of tolerance and universalism will help a young country on its path to a future in which it becomes a real model

Taksim, Syntagma and the EU?s double standards

Unless the EU revisits its strategies and values for good governance at home, it will always risk appearing as arrogant as Mr Erdogan when addressing audiences abroad.

Yoga against gas canisters in Turkey

Paul Mason on the battle lines being drawn in Turkey

Beyond the Sycamore Trees: What the Turkey Protests Really Represent

At first glance, the recent unrest in Turkey could be mistaken for an uprising elsewhere in the region: People gathering in a large square, expressing their secular-leaning demands through masse protests. But look closer, and you will see that the Turkey uprisings are about issues extending far beyond the Sycamore trees of Gezi Park.

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