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Date: 06/01/13 08:49 AM

31 Responses to Peaceful Protesters In Istanbul Attacked By Police

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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 8:51 am
    Link: Peaceful Protesters In Istanbul Attacked By Police - Police use tear gas agaist people peacefully protesting against the demolition of Istanbul`s `Last green city space`.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 1, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Biased media is Biased.
    Where are the videos of the "peaceful" part of the demonstration. I see the police response but I want to see what came before. Were they really that peaceful?

    Unknown.
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
    376 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 9:00 am
    Sounds like it was a real turkey shoot.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Everybody Sing!

    Istanbul was Constantinople
    Now it`s Istanbul, not Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Now it`s Turkish delight on a moonlit night

    Every gal in Constantinople
    Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
    So if you`ve a date in Constantinople
    She`ll be waiting in Istanbul

    Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
    Why they changed it I can`t say
    People just liked it better that way

    So take me back to Constantinople
    No, you can`t go back to Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Why did Constantinople get the works?
    That`s nobody`s business but the Turks
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14625 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 9:23 am
    What are they pissed about?
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Sounds like it was a real turkey shoot.

    OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH-NO YOU DIDN`T! HA!
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 9:47 am
    "What are they pissed about?"
    It was reportedly a protest against "replacing the last park in the city limits with a mall."
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 9:55 am
    I came to IAB and see the latest 6 or 7 posts are already rated below 2. Did someone piss in your cornflakes this morning?

    Gerry: Biased media is Biased.
    Where are the videos of the "peaceful" part of the demonstration. I see the police response but I want to see what came before. Were they really that peaceful?

    See the post before this one for the peaceful part. Actually, you don`t have to see that. Use your imagination. Do you think people just show up and start attacking police?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14625 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 10:04 am
    They`re pissed over a mall?
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2787 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 10:15 am
    istanbul was constantinople now its istanbul not constantinople oh god damn it gerry beat me to it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

    "What are they pissed about?"
    They`re muslim, they need a reason?
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 10:43 am
    They started the portest against the demolition of a park, but when police brutality came in it took a turn. Now they protest against the government. A lot of them are also protesting against the Islamization of turkey.
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    Armus Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2013 at 10:44 am
    I LOLed at the second video. I`m a horrible person...
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    hinker Male 30-39
    37 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 11:27 am
    @ Armus: no, laughing at a person breaking his neck which very likely causes his death doesn`t make you `a horrible person`. It makes you a sorry excuse for a human being.

    But looking through some of the comments on this post, I`d say you`re not the only one being that.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 11:53 am
    Protesting authoritarian Mid-east government, I`ve heard this story before.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    What do you expect the government to do? They`ve seen whats happened to other countries...

    As far as they are concerned, they quell it or they are diposed and this means, for many, being hung from lightposts and having your head paraded on the end of a pike.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4911 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    Gerry you are biased too when you say they are muslims. This protest is against a construction of a mosque over an historic park of the city. As you see you can be biased too. In Turkey ther are lot of religions, not only muslims there.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    So how much is this war going to cost us?

    (Note the sarcasm)
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    They were planning to build a shopping mall not a mosque.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    Those people have every right to be pissed. They were protesting the demolition of the last green space in Turkey and the police think it is a good idea to just start tossing tear gas at them. It isn`t even about the park anymore. The police used unnecessary force, even the deputy Prime Minister thinks the police f*cked up.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    piperfawn, 99%
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    very sad
    world is fecked up in so many ways
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4911 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    McThstlpnts A mall and a mosque too.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    June 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Well that`s perfect then. Pray to Allah and then spend the day feeding into a blossoming capitalistic society. :-/
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    June 2, 2013 at 4:55 am
    While I have every sympathy for the Turkish citizens and disgust for the police, I am getting so sick of these social media campaigns saying their issues are getting no coverage in mainstream media, the BBC have been all over this for two days at least, I don`t watch the news every day so I don`t know if they mentioned it before that. Can somebody explain to me how the BBC are not mainstream media??? No need to explain how attention seeking little dickless geeks think they can get kudos by putting fake crap in the net.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    June 2, 2013 at 6:45 am
    Blackcatseye: I don`t think the BBC are considered mainstream media in Turkey. That`s why they say "no mainstream media outlet *in the country* is reporting on the events that are taking place". In fairness, the Turkish media was/is being silenced by the government, which is why the protesters are so eager for it to spread through social media; twitter is easier for them to view than the BBC when they`re out getting gassed by the police.
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    mikesex Male 60-69
    115 posts
    June 2, 2013 at 8:24 am
    referencing some of the earlier blogs: dogwhistle "muslims` and the mutts come arunning.

    Turks are to Islamist fundamentals as Americans are to Westboro Baptists.

    @McThistlpants & piperfawn: 99% muslim does NOT mean 99% Jihadists. Turkey has been a member of NATO for at least twice your lifetimes.

    My guide, during my recent visit to Istanbul, was a Turkish Jew, who spent his childhood in Israel, and is married to a Muslim.

    The area around the Square is like Greenwich village, or Soho in London or Bastille and Montmartre in Paris; girls in mini skirts and short pants and a REALLY impressive range of bars. (Turkey offers home grown beers, wines AND spirits.

    As for green spaces in Istanbul, the city is growing at a ginormous rate; just try driving through the suburbs!

    The countryside on the other hand is often beautiful. When I hiked around the White Mountain we were able to stay in Turkish homes where we were treated as fam
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    mikesex Male 60-69
    115 posts
    June 2, 2013 at 8:25 am
    referencing some of the earlier blogs: dogwhistle "muslims` and the mutts come arunning.

    Turks are to Islamist fundamentals as Americans are to Westboro Baptists.

    @McThistlpants & piperfawn: 99% muslim does NOT mean 99% Jihadists. Turkey has been a member of NATO for at least twice your lifetimes.

    My guide, during my recent visit to Istanbul, was a Turkish Jew, who spent his childhood in Israel, and is married to a Muslim.

    The area around the Square is similar to Greenwich village, or Soho in London or Bastille and Montmartre in Paris; girls in mini skirts and short pants and a REALLY impressive range of bars. (Turkey offers home grown beers, wines AND spirits.

    As for green spaces in Istanbul, the city is growing at a ginormous rate; just try driving through the suburbs!

    The countryside on the other hand is often beautiful. When I hiked around the White Mountain we were able to stay in Turkish homes where we (men and wome
  29. Profile photo of mikesex
    mikesex Male 60-69
    115 posts
    June 2, 2013 at 8:31 am
    B/Fwd

    men and women alike) were treated as honoured guests.

    Also investigate the current relationship between ANZACS and Turks today, with particular note of Attaturks message to Australian mothers.

    We could learn from the Turks; they are good people.

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    mikesex Male 60-69
    115 posts
    June 2, 2013 at 8:31 am
    referencing some of the earlier blogs: dogwhistle "muslims` and the mutts come arunning.

    Turks are to Islamist fundamentals as Americans are to Westboro Baptists.

    @McThistlpants & piperfawn: 99% muslim does NOT mean 99% Jihadists. Turkey has been a member of NATO for at least twice your lifetimes.

    My guide, during my recent visit to Istanbul, was a Turkish Jew, who spent his childhood in Israel, and is married to a Muslim.

    The area around the Square is similar to Greenwich village, or Soho in London or Bastille and Montmartre in Paris; girls in mini skirts and short pants and a REALLY impressive range of bars. (Turkey offers home grown beers, wines AND spirits.

    As for green spaces in Istanbul, the city is growing at a ginormous rate; just try driving through the suburbs!

    The countryside on the other hand is often beautiful. When I hiked around the White Mountain we were able to stay in Turkish homes where we (men and wome
  31. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14625 posts
    June 2, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    Before people side with the protestors, remember that the governments/regimes of Turkey, Syria, Egypt, etc. are/were some of America`s most important strategic allies in the Sunni islamic parts of the middle east. Radical sunni governments and instability will curtail the west`s ability to nip terrorism in the bud at its origin. Losing any one of these governments to the Arab Spring is as dangerous as having a Taliban controlled Afghanistan. Losing them all is a catastrophe of epic proportions. Turkey is not only religiously moderate and secular, but one of the most important military allies in the global nuclear balance of power.

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