Peaceful Protesters In Istanbul Attacked By Police

Submitted by: mal_BB 4 years ago in







Police use tear gas agaist people peacefully protesting against the demolition of Istanbul"s "Last green city space".
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Male 15,332
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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Male 268
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
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Male 268
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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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Male 268
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
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Male 268
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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Male 1,231
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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Female 685
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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Female 1,539
Well that`s perfect then. Pray to Allah and then spend the day feeding into a blossoming capitalistic society. :-/
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Male 5,174
McThstlpnts A mall and a mosque too.
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Male 13,630
very sad
world is fecked up in so many ways
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Male 2,578
piperfawn, 99%
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Female 1,539
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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Female 1,539
They were planning to build a shopping mall not a mosque.
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Male 2,357
So how much is this war going to cost us?

(Note the sarcasm)
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Male 5,174
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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Male 464
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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Male 2,578
Protesting authoritarian Mid-east government, I`ve heard this story before.
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Male 36
@ 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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Male 52
I LOLed at the second video. I`m a horrible person...
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Male 1,216
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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Male 40,247

[quote]"What are they pissed about?"[/quote]
They`re muslim, they need a reason?
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Male 3,733
istanbul was constantinople now its istanbul not constantinople oh god damn it gerry beat me to it.
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Male 15,332
They`re pissed over a mall?
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Male 840
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: [quote]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? [/quote]

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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Male 5,626
"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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Male 4,891

[quote] Sounds like it was a real turkey shoot. [/quote]

OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH-NO YOU DIDN`T! HA!
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Male 15,332
What are they pissed about?
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Male 40,247

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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Male 376
Sounds like it was a real turkey shoot.
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Male 40,247

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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Male 1,231
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