I am glad that most of Occupiers decided to go back home in order to prevent provocations with these appearing thugs….
These were men who skipped AKPs peaceful celebration of its power. They were running through Asmalimescit with clubs in hand, shouting ?God is Greatest?:
Here’s pro-AKP thugs:
Journalist Gökhan Biçici detained today. Here is another view from the detention:
Moreover, Wikileaks reported, ?He´s a fundamentalists. He hates us religiously and his hatred is spreading?. On another hand, Erdogan has shown that he is serious against protesters and he will use his force to get his authority back in Turkey to any cost.
Pepper gas also thrown at Armenian Cemetery:
Actor Serkan Genç being detained:via Ötekilerin Postası
Poiu is in Turkey; he writes: ” Since yesterday evening, everything has worsened. Unfortunately it is not really covered by local media, the consequence of that being that it gets a lot less international attention than it should. People are gassed here non stop, in all central Istanbul areas. Tens of thousands of people are out in the streets. The only two channels who cover the street events are ULUSAL KANAL CANLI YAYINI and artı bir tv. You should check them out just to get an idea of the scale and the drama.”
Beşiktaş – 16 June 2013
After days of hesitation and negotiation, the government has finally decided to evacuate the Taksim Commune, where thousands camped in Gezi Park and which tens of thousands visited every night. Police attacked Gezi Park yesterday evening (June 15) and after evacuating it using tear gas and, as a novelty, water cannon apparently supplemented with a special kind of chemical since it burnt the skin of everyone it touched, razed the tents, the infirmary, the kitchens and the library established there to the ground.
Gordon Brown had hailed ‘strong and strengthening ties’ with the country, which was ? and is ? an ally
The 2009 surveillance of the new Turkish finance minister, Mehmet Simsek, and the possible targeting of up to 15 members of his delegation to London, laid out in a GCHQ document seen by the Guardian, is a startling illustration of how far the UK’s appetite for electronic eavesdropping has strayed beyond traditional cloak and dagger.
Pepper gas thrown at Netherlands Embassy- 16 June 2013- Istanbul:
Leftists, nationalists, religious groups and bankers ? people who never would have previously passed the time of day ? are united in anger
There had never been anything particularly attractive about Gezi Park, off Istanbul’s central Taksim Square, until it forced its way on to the world’s TV screens and front pages a fortnight ago. Once a neglected and decrepit spot of greenery in a city centre starved of parks, it has suddenly been transformed into the most vibrant political theatre.
15 June 2013 night, Bosphorus Bridge – photo by USA Today
Police arresting a protester in Osmanbey, Istanbul:
An arrest in İstiklal Street- 16 June 2013: