Revolutionary Muslims give support to Occupy Gezi
The Turkish hacker network gave tips to protesters to avoid being charged over tweets.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Ergodan hasn’t exactly been conciliatory toward protesters over the past week, condemning “extremists” and “bandits” for trying to destabilize the country. He also strongly objects to Twitter, which he hasaccused of being the “worst menace to society.”
Turkish police clashed with demonstrators overnight before the return of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to a country rattled by a week of protest against his leadership.
Erdogan returns from a visit to north Africa to face demands he apologise over a fierce police crackdown and sack those who ordered it, following six days of protests that have left two dead and more than 4,000 injured in a dozen cities.
Christian Science Monitor
The way people consume media, especially young people is changing so the media has to adjust, otherwise it will lose all of its advertising revenue,? says Asli Tunc, a professor and the head of the Media School at IstanbulBilgi University. RECOMMENDED .
“Turkey is not in a situation to preach democracy because winning elections alone is not an indicator of the quality of democracy,” said Ilter Turan, a professor at Istanbul’s private Bilgi University. “Mr Erdogan does not accept any limitations to his
Hurriyet Daily News
… did not feel close to any political party, while only 15.3 percent said they felt close to a political party, according to a recent online survey conducted by Esra Ercan Bilgiç and Zehra Kafkaslı, two academics from Istanbul Bilgi University
Some 70% of the protesters said they were not allied to a political party while only 15.3% said they had a party affiliation, according to a June 3-4 poll by Esra Ercan Bilgiç and Zehra Kafkaslı, two academics from IstanbulBilgi University.
Dr. Gözde Yılmaz
On May 27, 2013 the protests in Taksim Gezi Park were launched by environmentalists in order to preserve the park from the Turkish authorities, who want to reconstruct the previously demolished Ottoman military barracks that would also include a shopping mall inside the building. Protests started with a cry to preserve the limited green area left in Istanbul and turned into a democratic protest series all over Turkey. Increasing police violence against peaceful demonstrators, which was kept secret from the public by censorship of the mainstream media and reached to a number of people through non-mainstream and new social media, touched hearts of many and drove them to the streets
The air stewards of Turkish Airlines on strike for better working conditions have also joined the ‘marauder’ (Çapulcu) movement, with a video that went viral on the web.
Mass media and social networks have emerged as fault lines in Turkey?s deepening crisis over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s governing style.
As clashes in Turkey continue, police are starting to crack down on protesters that are using social media. On Wednesday, Turkish police detained at least 25 people whom they accused of tweeting misinformation, encouraging rebellion and spreading propaganda
These protests have shaken Turkey, and are a milestone in its history, but they will not topple the prime minister
The protests in Turkey serve as a wake-up call for its prime minster, who was caught off guard.
Critics say Turkey?s media sector is compromised by its corporate owners? ties to government, and by Ankara?s overweening influence over business life
Installations of virtual private network software have risen about tenfold since the protests began last week
Three photos picked from the OccupyGeziPics Tumblr, chosen for their vivid incongruities, and also to remind us all that Turkey still fights for the right to protest:
US-based Oltac Unsal, Murat Akhtihanoglu and Duygyu Atacan say their campaign goal was to get the world’s attention
As anti-government protests in Turkey enter their ninth day, Turks continue to stream into public spaces in their thousands. But for Turks abroad who want to get involved, the route to participation is less clear.
This post originally appeared on the author’s own blog, Azadolu.
On April 10, 2013 a hashtag on the Turkish twittersphere proclaimed #ayagakalk (which translates to ?stand up?). The call came from a small group of activists trying to preserve the standing park, Gezi Park in Taksim Square, against plans to build a mall in the area. Nobody expected this little incident to turn into the biggest protest in the country?s republican history. In the words of Twitter userEzgi Medran, who was trying to collect signatures on April 10 for the initial protest slated for April 13 [tr]:
Thanks to Greenpeace-Turkey activists, some of the protesters in Taksim will be able to enjoy hot meals in Gezi Parki. Today’s menu is fried eggs and bulgur pilav with tomatoes. Picture courtesy of the TGB(Türkiye Genclik Birligi-Turkey Youth Union) Facebook page.
The hacktivist collective Anonymous pledged to support protesters in Turkey by attacking “every Internet and communication asset of the Turkish government.” Now they’ve been joined in their fight by another infamous group of hackers, theSyrian Electronic Army
Istanbul feels like a carnival, but the protests are violent in Turkey’s provinces
ANTAKYA , Turkey ? Thousands have filled Istanbul’s Gezi Park and the surrounding Taksim Square to celebrate what they consider their great victory. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan still treats them with disdain, but the president and a deputy
As a former Istanbul resident I would have never posited that the Park of Excursion, or Gezi Park as it is widely known in Turkey, would provide the spark for mass riots against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party
And then Istanbul erupted. Let there be no mistake, Istanbul cannot be lumped in with Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon or New York. What is happening in Turkey is the flip-side of the anti-capitalist coin. It is an uprising against development. It is a street
A glance at the Taksim protesters in Istanbul
Anchorage Daily News
In this Tuesday, June 4, 2013 photo Burak Sofuoglu, a lawyer, 30, who has been living in the Gezi park of Taksim in Istanbul for a week, poses for the camera. He packed a few clothes and now lives in the park, and is determined to stay there until the
Istanbul protest is ? and is not ? about the trees
In a city of nightmare urbanization like Istanbul, determined attempts to replant the uprooted trees of Gezi Park constituted a stand, not just against the city’s 109th shopping mall, but against impunity and corruption and the privatization of public
As the 9th day of Gezi Park demonstrations coincided with the Lailat al?Mi?raj, protestors decided to mark this religious event through several activities.
Turkey?s government is a victim of its own success. The growing middle class it created is now demanding a voice.
Turkey’s embattled government insisted on Wednesday it was “not a second-class democracy” even as police tear-gassed protesters who massed in the streets calling for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit.
I’ve been covering the largest political demonstrations and the most sensational social movement in Turkey’s history in the last eight days mainly through Twitter.
I have plans to write a long analysis with lots of field investigation, as I have great material at hand now.
A protester checks her cell phone. (Photo from #occupygezi)
An online Fenerbahçe fan group has called on all football supporters to watch the Turkish…
The ongoing clashes at Istanbul?s Gezi Park have affected the arts and culture scene in Turkey.
Demonstrations in Istanbul spread to other cities. They will probably continue for a while.
Some of the most original graffiti – and there is much of it – plays with the teargas theme: ?Wipe away your tears: things will never be the same again!?
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sees not only ?domestic extremists? but also ?foreign powers?..
Conflicts are a fact of life. They are inevitable between human beings, communities and states.