As Erdoğan was busy criticizing French riot police, Turkish police was busy with the security clampdown on third anniversary of #OccupyGezi

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan made a smart and sarcastic comment the other day on the ongoing clashes in France between political protesters and the police
An investigation has been launched into Turkish director Mustafa Altıoklar for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and “inciting the public to hatred and enmity,” due to his social media posts on the anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul in 1453

Turkey labels former Erdoğan ally’s group as terrorists

President might use designation in pressing US to extradite Fethullah Gülen, whom he accuses of trying to topple government

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has officially designated the religious movement of the US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen as a terrorist group and said he will pursue its members, whom he accuses of trying to topple the government.

Turkish police have detained several activists and imposed a heavy presence three years on from nationwide protests against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Merve Buyuksarac was found guilty of insulting a public official, but her sentence was immediately suspended on the condition that she does not reoffend within the next five years.

Ex-Miss Turkey found guilty of insulting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Concern over deteriorating freedoms as Merve Büyüksaraç, 27, given 14-month suspended sentence for sharing a satirical poem on Instagram

A court has convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, through social media postings and handed her a 14-month suspended sentence.

Istanbul: security clampdown on third anniversary of protests

Istanbul’s Gezi Park, which was the epicenter of country-wide protests that erupted in 2013, was closed on May 31, the third anniversary of the protests
Police detained a total of 15 people on May 31 after the Beşiktaş District Governor’s Office ordered the eviction of the Chamber of Architects from a building that had been granted to them until 2051
On the 3rd anniversary of the Gezi Protests, surrounding area of the Gezi Park and Taksim monument have been closed to pedestrians by being circled by police barricades. Riot squads are on guard on the roads leading to the Taksim square.
Ahead of the press statement planned to be held this evening in Gezi Park on occasion of the 3rd anniversary of Gezi Resistance, hundreds of police barricade have been piled up surrounding the park.

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