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 – 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
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