This is Turkey’s public news agency, AA’s Twitter account. In one hour, it sent 5 Tweets about the anti-CNN protest in New York. In Turkish version, it said masses attended the protest….

via @GurbetName

Here is the actual photo of the protest. 5 of the same family seem to have attended the event:

via @GurbetName Oh here is another photo where 9 protesters can be seen:)

A pro-government Yellow Press daily Takvim published this pro-CNN photo instead the actual one above..

via: @sarkanaltunigne

As you can see in the photo, banners are supporting CNN but Takvim seems to be believe that its readers are not intelligent enough…

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In the mean time, here is a photo from yesterday’s demonstrations. Police is keen to protect the heart of Square:

via @ebsvc

 

via @Masal_ortusu

İstiklal caddesi. 29 June 2013. 18:49 Occupiers march for Kurdish peasants.
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Taksim Square midnight. via Tuğba Tekerek
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Gezi protests started as a small, localised environmental protest against the destruction of one of the few remaining green spaces in central Istanbul. Though what made thousands join the protests has been the sheer police violence against the peaceful protesters in Gezi Park – just another sign of the government`s attitude of ?anything goes, once you are elected democratically?.

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  • ömer

    great article thank you!

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