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From the US to Turkey, police violence continues… ##GeorgeFloyd

Incidents of police brutality have been on the rise across Turkey during the curfews imposed against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with new footage showing police officers hitting or mistreating citizens surfacing on social media nearly everyday.

A large group of police officers in the Çorlu district of the northwestern province of Tekirdağ beat a man sitting in front of his house on the first day of Eid al-Fitr on May 24.

 

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Survey shows nearly half of AKP-voting youth wants to live abroad

Nearly half of the youth who vote for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) wants to live abroad, a survey carried out to get a better understanding of the problems and expectations of the youth from different socioeconomic profiles across Turkey showed.

According to the survey conducted by the Social Democracy Foundation (SODEV), 47.5 percent of the voters of the AKP, which has been ruling the country since 2002, said that they would be willing to live abroad if they had the opportunity.

Ahmet Altan:

Washington Post – May 24

Ahmet Altan is a Turkish novelist, journalist and founder of the now-defunct newspaper Taraf. He is the author of the smuggled-out-of-prison memoir “I Will Never See the World Again.” These days being in an actual prison while

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