Gezi Park defendants are prisoners of conscience, Amnesty declares

Turkey: Amnesty names Osman Kavala and Gezi Park defendants as prisoners of conscience Amnesty International Turkey: Amnesty names Osman Kavala and Gezi Park defendants as prisoners of conscience Seven people who were imprisoned in Turkey on trumped-up charges have been named prisoners of conscience (POCs) by Amnesty International today. The decision comes two months after the activists, … Read more

Statement by 1,376 Citizens: We Were All at Gezi #GeziTrial #GeziDavası #YargıYokİnfazVar

Statement by 1,376 Citizens: We Were All at Gezi Signing a joint statement ahead of the sixth hearing of Gezi trial on February 18, 1,376 citizens have said, “We were all there. The aspirations that were voiced and requested at Gezi cannot be the subject of any judiciary procedure.” Ahead of the sixth hearing of … Read more

Turkey’s Absurd Gezi Trial. A report by @POMED

Fact Sheet – Turkey’s Absurd Gezi Trial Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) – Dec 9 December 24 is the next hearing in Turkey’s “Gezi” trial, in which 16 Turkish citizens—philanthropist Osman Kavala, along with civic activists, architects, actors, and a journalist—are preposterously accused of

Gezi Trial: Osman Kavala kept imprisoned…

Gezi Trial: Arrest of Kavala to Continue Bianet :: English The court has ruled that the Kavala’s arrest shall continue due to “suspicion of escape.” Turkish court rules to keep Kavala in prison in interim decision on Gezi trial | Ahval An Istanbul court on Tuesday ruled for the continuation of arrest for Turkish philanthropist Osman… … Read more

Gezi Trial through the drawings of @tariktolunay and his colleagues #GeziyiSavunuyoruz

  THE SECOND DAY OF GEZİ TRIAL: Arrested Rights Defenders Kavala and Aksakoğlu Greeted with Applause in Court Hall Bianet :: English The trial of 16 rights defenders charged with “attempting to overthrow the government” with Gezi resistance continued today. Yiğit Aksakoğlu Released: There are Lots of Innocent People Behind Bars Arrested on November 17, … Read more

Gezi Park Trial on June 24

Just a day after the İstanbul election re-run. Kavala and Aksakoğlu should be released under normal conditions. But you know, nothing is normal now and the palace is just too vengeful… Gezi Protest trial to begin on June 24 | Ahval The highly controversial trial of 16 individuals -actors, journalists, lawyers and activists- for HRW on Gezi … Read more

Revenge Justice: “Osman Kavala and 15 Rights Defenders Facing Aggravated Life Imprisonment for ‘organizing Gezi Park protests’

Osman Kavala and 15 Rights Defenders Facing Aggravated Life Imprisonment for ‘organizing Gezi Park protests’ Bianet :: English The indictment for 16 rights defenders including Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu has been prepared. It alleges that the 16 people are the “head executives” that organized the Gezi Park protests. Life in jail sought for Kavala, Alabora Hurriyet … Read more

Why Gezi again?

The easy answer is it is the election time and He and his followers like to have an enemy at this time. There is no need to look for a rationale behind this renewed interest in criminalizing the Gezi resistance. It is a straw man. It is an easy target after more than five years. … Read more

Kadri Gürsel’s piece: “‘Gezi generation’ fleeing Turkey…

‘Gezi generation’ fleeing Turkey Al-Monitor – Kadri Gursel – Sep 20, 7:33 PM Speaking at an Istanbul fair Sept. 13, Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank — a long-time chief adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before joining the Cabinet after the June elections — lamented that the In other ugly news: Turkey jails 24 Istanbul airport … Read more

Main opposition party, CHP elects a woman to top Istanbul post for first time and authorities are quick to target her…

Not only Erdoğan but also some “Kemalists” did not like the newly elected as she seems to be sympathetic to Occupy Gezi and Kurdish rights. Aktrolls were quick to find out her Twitter messages during Occupy Gezi. CHP elects a woman to top Istanbul post for first time  Hurriyet Daily News     Canan Kaftancıoğlu was … Read more

Bir Wiki Projesi: “The Gezi Project- Gezi Direnişi Hakkında Her Şey” #GeziParkı4Yaşında

Devam eden Wiki projesi. Buyrun: Devam eden bir proje olduğu için çok kızmayınız. ************** The Gezi Project Gezi Direnişi Hakkında Her Şey- Bir ansiklopedik proje. Taksim Yayalaştırma Projesi ve Gezi Direnişi’nin Başlaması Gezi Parkı Olayları Zaman Çizelgesi Gezi Parki Olayinin Zaman Çizelgesi (in English) Belgeler Raporlar Belgeseller Gezi Parkı Yargı Kararı Gezi Parkı İle İlgili Kitaplar … Read more

Turkish justice: “Police who shot dead Gezi protester fined $2,800”

Police who shot dead Gezi protester fined $2,800  Hurriyet Daily News   A court in Istanbul has fined a police officer who shot dead a protester during the 2013 Gezi Park protests. Turkey’s high court receives 60,000 applications since July 15 coup attempt: Top Judge  Hurriyet Daily News   Some 60,000 individual applications have been made to … Read more

So far, the weirdest political conspiracy about #PokemonGo comes from Turkey:

  #Turkey Conservative Ülke TV suggests "a new set of #Gezi protests could be organised using #PokemonGo" — Seref Isler (@seref_i) July 14, 2016 Turkey’s health ministry warns against Pokémon hunting at noon Turkey’s Health Ministry has warned against playing Pokémon Go between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., as long exposure to the hot sun … Read more

Bring it on! Turkey’s Council of State most of whose members recently appointed by Erdoğan approves plans to destroy Gezi Park…

Plan to build Ottoman barracks on Istanbul’s Gezi Park approved in new court ruling The ruling has stirred public outcry in Turkey, with the trending hashtag “We Will Not Allow You To Demolish Gezi” (#SanaGeziyiYıktırmayacağız in Turkish) addressing President Erdoğan. Court annuls numerous project plans threatening authenticity of historic Istanbul peninsula An Istanbul court has annulled a … Read more


POLİS DESTAN YAZDI GEZİ’DEN ŞİDDET TANIKLIKLARI İletişim Yayınları / 1.Baskı Mayıs 2015 İletişim Yayınları’ndan çıkan Polis Destan Yazdı, yedi ildeki Gezi eylemleri esnasında kendisi ya da yakınları polis şiddetine maruz kalan 56 kişiyle görüşülerek hazırlanmış bir “travma” derlemesi… Ahmet Şık, Mustafa Sarısülük, Sami Elvan, Muharrem Ayvalıtaş, Adnan Cömert gibi tüm Türkiye’nin acılarına şahit olduğu isimlerin … Read more