#OccupyTurkey 22:00 all Taksim, Cihangir, İstiklal St., Tarlabaşı, Asmalımescit under pepper gas and water cannon attack…

People were eating out in this street:

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Zambak Sokak, Istiklal Street:

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Taksim Square after the police attack:

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İstiklal Street:

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In Asmalımescit:

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İstiklal Street:

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Earlier in the Taksim Square:

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Earlier this evening:

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via @Can_Memis

Turkey?s middle class taking a stand for secularism

Increasingly polarised society has become a battleground between those who believe in secularism and those behind a tilt towards modern Islam
AP Analysis: Protests threaten Erdogan ambitions
Anchorage Daily News
ISTANBUL ? Three weeks of protest have taken a political toll on Turkey’s prime minister that could upend key parts of his political agenda, including his ambition to rework the constitution and emerge as Turkey’s most powerful leader in its
İstiklal Street occupied by Police, again. by @sinanchakmak
An Islamic voice against Erdoğan

Turkey is a very divided nation these days, in the face of the public protests..
Turkey?s intelligence service begins own probe into foreign links of Gezi Park protests

An intelligence investigation on the alleged links of protests, that has shaken the country for weeks, is launched, according to a source.
Turkey: Will Tourism Prove Another Victim of Police Violence?

With the summer vacation season getting underway in Turkey, experts are wondering what the impact of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s crackdown on Gezi Park protesters will be on the country?s tourism sector.

Five things to understand about Turkey’s protests

Three weeks after mass anti-government protests began sweeping across Turkey, the nation is tensely calm and an enduring resolution remains elusive. The unrest is unlikely to become a ?Turkish Spring,? but it is testing democracy in Turkey.
Iran, Turkey, and the Non-Arab Street

To Western eyes, Middle East politics have again been stood on their head: Iran?s theocratic mullahs allowed the election of Hassan Rowhani, while the West?s favorite Islamic democrat, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, violently repressed peaceful protests. But recent events offer three important lessons.
Foreign attachés wear red in Ankara, to support Gezi in absence of Turkish gov?t officials

Spouses of some attachés as well as some female attachés from various embassies in Ankara.
De Taksim à Sao Paolo : révoltes, football brésilien et supporters turcs

Je l?avais bien dit que c?était en Amérique latine (ou en Chine) qu?on trouverait sans doute  les mouvements les plus proches de celui de Gezi Park en Turquie. Ce qui est étonnant, c?est plutôt que personne ne semblait le remarquer.  Quelques jours plus tard, les Brésiliens paraissent en tout cas me donner raison ! C?est vrai que le Brésil n?est pas la Turquie et que ce n?est pas contre un gouvernement  de  plus en plus autoritaire et de plus en plus moraliste ? donc pas du tout corrompu –  que des jeunes Brésiliens manifestent dans les rues, souvent pour la première fois eux aussi.

Turkey rivals hold mass rallies

Mass rallies are held in Turkey by the government and its opponents, with police again clearing Istanbul’s Taksim Square of protesters.

Censorship and Police Brutality Mark Three Weeks of Turkish Protests

This post originally appeared on the author’s own blog, Azadolu.

It’s been three weeks since massive protests started across Turkey. Since their start on May 31, the country has witnessed media censorship, police brutality, protests by the thousands and the deaths and injury of protestors. Here is the summary of past three weeks:

Turkish cops shoot a protester’s drone out of the sky

Above, footage of a protester’s quadcopter in Gezi Park getting shot down by the Turkish Police. Below, the footage of police violence the drone had been capturing (complete with music that sounds like it came out of an orc-fighting scene in the Hobbit). Ahead of us: a long, weird future history of protest.

Unrest in Turkey shows cracks in AKP’s vision | Yavuz Baydar

The economy is still growing, but concerns about religious interventions, political repression ? and above all the Kurdish peace process ? cloud Turkey’s horizons

Despite the astonishing, far-reaching changes that Turkey has undergone in recent years, clouds of anxiety are gathering over the country.


Taksim occupé ! Occupy-gezi

Sans aller jusqu’à imaginer l’ampleur que prendrait la contestation devenue mouvement de contestation contre l’autoritarisme du gouvernement AKP,  j’avais quand même  prédit dans mon précédent billet, que les flots de gaz lacrymoges n’allaient pas intimider    les amoureux des derniers arbres du quartier de Taksim. Au contraire.




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