Thousands of Turkish lawmakers and citizens are marching from Ankara to Istanbul to protest a government crackdown after a failed coup last year. The Times visited them for a day.

Justice March on 19th Day

Stating that they’ve heard received some unconfirmed information that there could be provocations as they come close to İstanbul, CHP Chair Kılıçdaroğlu has asked the people who join the march to respond with applauds only.
The lack of efficient opposition has been one of the key reasons behind the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) consecutive electoral victories.
New York Times – The Editorial Board – Jul 4, 3:24 AM

The trouble with the authoritarian course President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has chosen is that once you start trying to suppress opposition, you cannot stop. Since a failed coup a year ago, Mr. Erdogan has used emergency powers to purge and

The Guardian – Kareem Shaheen – Jun 29, 10:05 PM

Hıdır Aydur rested his blistered feet under the shade of a tree on the side of the highway that runs between Ankara and Istanbul. The 57-year-old, from Erzincan in Turkey’s north-east, who has diabetes, had been marching for 15 days. He

‘We’ve lost democracy’: on the road with Turkey’s justice marchers

Thousands are walking the 280 miles from Ankara to Istanbul to protest against a government crackdown on politicians, journalists and civil servants

Hıdır Aydur rested his blistered feet under the shade of a tree on the side of the highway that runs between Ankara and Istanbul. The 57-year-old, from Erzincan in Turkey’s north-east, who has diabetes, had been marching for 15 days. He is one of thousands journeying by foot from Turkey’s capital to its largest city, many carrying banners that say “adalet” or “justice”.

Amid Turkey’s Purge, a Renewed Attack on Kurdish Culture

The authorities have fired people from jobs promoting Kurdish culture, removed statues of Kurdish heroes, shut Kurdish media and jailed pro-Kurdish journalists.
16,000 people joined the Justice March on its 15th day.

On 29 June, an indictment into BirGün employee Mahir Kanaat, Dicle News Agency (DİHA) News Editor Ömer Çelik, former Diken editor Tunca Öğreten, DİHA reporter Metin Yoksu, ETHA Managing Editor Derya Okatan

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