The Council of Europe commissioner has said the excessive use of force during the Gezi protests should not go unpunished
Ömer Taşpınar has written an insightful essay examining what Egyptians are debating about Turkey and what the Turkish media are saying about Morsi and the Egyptian coup. The Turks, not surprisingly, ?talk Turkey through Egypt? ? just replace Mohammed Morsi with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Not surprisingly, the pro-Morsi camp in Turkey is mostly AKP supporters.
The Gezi Park protests have taken a different turn, as parks across Turkey become speaking assemblies
Thousands of protesters gathered along the shores of Istanbul’s Kadıköy district for to denounce the crackdowns on Gezi demos
Some interesting Gezi-related techno-factoids from a Forbes article, with a comparison to Egypt.
1. hashtags: The most popular Twitter hashtag ?direngezipark? was tweeted 1.8 million times in three days, more than the most popular hashtag of the entire Egyptian uprising in 2011.