Now ordinary in Turkey’s Kurdish towns: “Woman killed after rocket projectile hits house in Turkey’s southeast…

Woman killed after rocket projectile hits house in Turkey’s southeast One woman was killed and another was wounded after a rocket projectile hit a house and exploded during the clashes on Jan. 3 in the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, where a military curfew is ongoing  

Cyberculture agenda: Twitter urged to be more supportive for activists…

Twitter must be less cowardly and fight for activists  The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal For years, Twitter has been the go-to communication medium for social and political activists and commentators. Its format is well suited to broadcasting ideas to a large audience in real-time. During the Arab Spring, Twitter proved to be an effective tool … Read more

Persona non Grata, A documentary (with English subtitles) on the story of Turkey’s journalists today… EFD Rights Watch….

A new documentary: Persona non Grata Produced by P24, directed by Tuluhan Tekelioglu, Persona non Grata tells the story of Turkey’s journalists today—watch it here… The first public screening of Punto24’s new documentary was held at the Swedish Consulate in Istanbul to mark the World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, 2015. This is not … Read more

The whole world watching Ankara…. Police intervenes citizens… as usual.

And in so many districts opposition parties demand re-voting against AKP led election frauds…. All Together:   Crowdsourcing vote recounts   Hundreds volunteered at the main opposition CHP’s headquarters in Ankara to comb through the official voting database amid widespread fraud allegations Police fire water cannon in Turkish capital at election protest http://reut.rs/1fkCx55  pic.twitter.com/T6utvguK0k @occupybarcelona @USILive … Read more

Memorable images from 9 February 2014 anti-censorship protests…

Turkish police crack down on internet freedom protest Teargas and water cannon used as Erdogan government?s internet restrictions spark violent street scenes and global outcry Clashes at Istanbul internet protest Turkish riot police fire water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul in protest at new laws tightening government control of the … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: water cannons against two protesters…

Probe launched into use of water cannons against two protesters in Istanbul Istanbul Governor?s Office launched an investigation into the use of water cannon at two people who held a sit-in protest in front of Istanbul’s police hq   13 y.o. ?Gezi? Suspect Acquitted   Çanakkale 1st Assize Court acquitted a 13 year old defendant … Read more

While Erdoğan cried for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood in Trabzon, Turkish police in Ankara was attacking Teachers’ Union members…

  Woman sustains cerebral trauma in police crackdown on Teachers? Day protest march Hundreds of teachers have faced a police crackdown as they joined a march in Ankara to protest the government?s policies on education on Teachers? Day   Police stage crackdown on Teachers? Day protest march in Ankara   Hundreds of teachers have faced … Read more

Police violence today. in Ankara during the day, in Istanbul in the evening…

An MEP, Ertuğrul Kürkçü was also injured by the police intervention in Taksim tonight… All photos from Istanbul  Riot police resort to tear gas to quell ‘justice marchers’ hoping to make statement at Gezi Park Riot police in Istanbul intervened once more against a Gezi demonstration, including three young protesters who had traveled to Istanbul on … Read more

Wedding at the Gezi Park #OccupyGezi

via @140Journos Today two persons who met during the Occupy Gezi, got married. As far as I understand, police did not let people enter the Park again but as of 10:30 married couple can be seen at the Park… Police close Istanbul’s Gezi Park ahead of protester couple?s wedding, disperse crowd with water cannon Police have … Read more

6 dead, 7822 wounded and 3244 detained in #OccupyGezi until now…

Gezi operation in full force as forces raid over 100 locations Police forces launched raids at over 100 locations in Istanbul in accordance with the ongoing operations on Gezi supporters, including student dormitories, detaining at least 30 people. Gezi From The Field Having spent some time in the past few days talking with working-class people in … Read more

Building barricades in Armutlu, Antakya, Turkey…

On the night of 13 July 2013… a washing machine and… … an armchair added to protesters’ building of barricades… A few days ago Armutlu protesters destroyed 3 police water cannons, one of which was crushed by a heavy water tank thrown onto from a building’s roof… And a car added tonight…14 July 2013

Saturday Night in #OccupyGezi. Will be hard to justify Osman Erden’s detainment by Turkish authorities…

  Osman Erden, Art historian, AICA Turkey President, Associate Professor detained as he was trying to save a female activist from harassment. Not the harassers but the citizen who tries to help is detained after beaten by police…  Meanwhile in Antakya: via @sinan_fdn Armutlu, 13 July 2013 night… There have been ongoing protests and police violence … Read more

The most glorious iftar by the #OccupyGezi citizens…#BoyunEğmeyeceğiz

“Anti-capitalist Muslims” who has been supporting the Occupy Gezi from the outset initiated this lovely iftar right on the İstiklal Street… Gezi Resistance provides the best of Turkey’s citizens continously… I am proud to be a supporter….     Gezi forums showcasing struggles of the oppressed in Turkey Turkey?s nationwide Gezi protests have evolved from frequent, … Read more

Today the Park is open again… A roundup… #direngeziparkı

  İstanbul Taksim Streets yesterday… Turkish magazine releases ?Gezi Park? issue online after disbanding Recently folded history magazine NTV Tarih has uploaded its last issue online, one week after NTV?s owners disbanded the publication here is the website: www.yasarkenyazilantarih.com(Written history while it?s still living). Municipality skips tent plans, settles for iftar tables at Gezi Park Istanbul?s … Read more

Video: News Correspondent Tom Barton shot by water cannon in Ankara. #OccupyTurkey

It is the 22nd of June 2013. While reporting on protests in Ankara, Turkey my cameraman and I are shot by a police water cannon. With my back to the police vehicle and the light on our camera on I do not believe the police could not have seen we were media doing our job. … Read more