Protests on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe as Turkey NOW Convicted of Torturing 19 y.o. Demonstrator

Several protests have been held on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe within which four minister resigned. While the hashtag #hırsızvar (#thereisathief) became a top tweet, 5 demonstrators were detained in Istanbul.
Ahmet İlhan Güler has accused former Trabzon police intelligence head Ramazan Akyürek of hiding information about the attack
Mehmet Fidan has been detained during a demonstration in Şırnak province and subjected to torture. ECHR found Turkey guilty of torture.
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has referred to a tragic seven-year-old event from Japan to criticize the government and a former Cabinet minister over alleged bribery and corruption
Screenshot from video shown at the meeting and shared by MODE Istanbul

As noted in a recent Global Voices article, the Gezi protests in Turkey were born in large part out of a desire to reclaim the public sphere, and lay the foundations of a culture of progress through participation. Gezi remains a powerful symbol for people in Turkey who want to have a say in what goes on in their neighbourhood and urban environment.


Turkey has been in political limbo ever since Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was elected president. This was the first time a president has been elected by popular vote, but Turkey is still a parliamentary system where executive power is in the hands of the prime minister and the Cabinet.
Volatile agricultural production conditions are forcing Turkey to boost food imports, increasing the country’s dependence on abroad amid the tough inflation climate
Two Turkish movies currently playing in theaters take the audience on a journey into recent history with their soundtracks. Available on iTunes and Spotify, the soundtracks offer a chance to glimpse the last three decades of Turkey’s pop culture

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