Occupy Gezi roundup. “Turkish PM’s treason claims against BBC reporter chills other journalists…A Digital Collection of Gezi Park Articles

A Digital Collection of Gezi Park Articles


Turkish PM’s treason claims against BBC reporter chills other journalists

Turkish journalists see Recep Tayyip Erdoğan‘s attack on presenter for BBC’s Turkish service as a warning to them all

Selin Gerit, a London-based presenter for BBC’s Turkish service, was until last week relatively unknown in her home country. However, that changed when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told parliament she was guilty of treason over her coverage of the anti-government protests sweeping the nation.

The Turkish Uprising: First-Hand Experiences from an American Photographer | Jenna Pope

The Turkish Uprising: First-Hand Experiences from an American Photographer | Jenna Pope – http://jennapope.com/2013…

French student detained during Gezi protests appeals deportation decision

A French student deported during the Gezi Park protests has appealed for the cancellation of the decision

No alcohol consumed in Istanbul mosque during Gezi protests, muezzin insists

Fuat Yıldırım, the muezzin of the mosque who had allowed.

The Gezi Way and the Old Way

Özlem Gezer has written an insightful and  heartfelt essay in Der Spiegel about how Turkey?s Gezi fault line runs right through the middle of her family. Turkey is changing rapidly.  The ?new? Turkey of Erdogan?s AKP is being challenged by a new ?new? Turkey, the Gezi generation, crossing class and generational lines, leaping distinctions of pious/secular, and exposing fissures within families and communities.

Gezi Park one month on: what lies ahead?

Commentary (European Policy Centre) 27 June 2013 by Amanda Paul & Demir Murat Seyrek * For almost a month, Turkey has been witnessing serious challenges to its social and political stability, with protestors defying the authority of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Sparked by a harsh
Gezi Park to reopen in a few days, says Istanbul governor

The currently closed Gezi Park will be opened again to public use in a few days as municipality work continues at the site
Turkey Leader Tightens Grip, Putting Nation at Crossroads

The Wall Street Journal (USA) June 27, 2013, p. 14-15 Joe Parkinson As mayor of Istanbul in the late 1990s, Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly read a poem that included the lines: “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” The Islamist message earned him a
Killed Gezi protester?s photos from base construction, not from terror camp: Family

Sarısülük?s family has reacted strongly to the claims, saying the photos were taken at a military base construction last year in Hakkari
Letter from Istanbul: What Does The Turkish Flag Mean?

The Turkish flag ? I realized that suddenly no one knows what it means anymore. As I was driving in from the airport a few days ago, I watched out the van window for signs of change, anything different. I saw some homes with  Turkish flags hanging from the windows. Wait a moment, I said to myself, I thought this was a conservative neighborhood. Until now, homes flying the flag outside of holidays tended to be Kemalist, nationalist. For Kemalists, the flag was a powerful statement that often went along with a picture of Ataturk displayed in the window facing out. So what did THESE flags mean? I realized that it was no longer possible to tell.


A photographer’s view of the Turkish protests

Eyewitness in the thick of Turkey’s street protests

Liberalism, the Left and Lack of Politics

We have witnessed the leftist and liberal perspective make an appearance in the aftermath of the Taksim protests
Turkey’s Political Conflict Takes a Toll on Economy

Weeks of anti-government protests in Turkey have put the country’s financial markets under pressure. Analysts warn that Turkey’s decade of unprecedented economic growth could now be at risk, with the world economy facing uncertainty and questions being raised over the sincerity of the Turkish government’s pro-market stance. In the face of unprecedented anti-government protests, Turkey?s
Interior Ministry orders forces to warn before using tear gas

The Interior Ministry has sent a notice to governorships nationwide calling for police forces to warn protesters before resorting to the use of tear gas.

Detention Instead of Tear Gas

Interior Ministry of Turkey released a series of guidelines to its governors regarding the use of tear gas by law enforcement teams.
Turkey Loses Its Way

The nationwide protests that have convulsed Turkey this month couldn?t have come at a worse time for the transportation sector


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