TENCERE TAVA HAVASI (Sound of Pots and Pans) / Kardeş Türküler Turkish people resopnd to Sultan Erdogan. Plus live stream from Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey.
Live stream from Taksim Square, Istanbul
Thanks to Brian Downing for passing this on.
Turkey Protests from NEWS NOW.CO.UK
If this is verified, it would be worth a look at what part of PM Erdogan’s remarks the shooter believed. Did the police officer believe that the demonstrators drank beers in mosques or insulted women with headscarves, as the PM alleged in a speech two days ago?
(June 11) A video, purportedly showing the [...]
Al Jazeera Video and Turkish feed Photographs from the scene
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Al-Akahbar English/AFP
Updated 9:39 pm: Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters armed with rocks and fireworks on Tuesday as they tried to take back control of a central Istanbul square at the [...]
(Al Jazeera) – Riot police fire teargas as protesters fight government attempt to cleanse Istanbul area of signs of ‘occupation’.
The war in Syria went from a seeming quagmire to a conflict that may reach a dramatic climax with the coming battle for Aleppo, a city of nearly three million people that was once the commercial center of the nation. Political leaders and events in two other cities, Istanbul and London, will play a central [...]
(From sumandef in Instanbul)
01/06/2013 tarihinde yayımlandı by sumandef Insanlik Hali
To my friends who live outside of Turkey:
I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because at the time of my writing most of the media sources [...]
Gul Tuysuz | Istanbul | May 31
CNN -A district court said it has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks — a project that has been one of the catalysts for days of protests in the city, Turkey’s semi-official Anadolu news agency reported Friday.
The court has ordered a [...]
Given that it appears that the greater blogosphere has finally woken up to the impending deployment of an element of US 1st Armoured Division Headquarters to Jordan, I figured it might be germane to offer a some general thoughts on what appears to be developing. Let’s see if this maybe helps keep the impending Internet [...]
(Reuters) – The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group declared a “formal and clear ceasefire” with Turkey on Saturday after the rebels’ jailed leader ordered an end to the decades-long armed campaign for autonomy.
(Reuters) – Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan ordered his fighters on Thursday to cease fire and withdraw from Turkish soil as a step to ending a conflict that has killed 40,000 people, riven the country and battered its economy.
(BBC) – Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been heavily criticised by the US, Israel and the UN for branding Zionism a “crime against humanity”.
He told a UN forum this week: “As with Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it is inevitable that Islamophobia be considered a crime against humanity.”
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu strongly [...]
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited what should be nominally friendly territory: Cairo, Egypt. Not so much, it turns out:
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, endured the humiliation of having a shoe thrown at him today as his visit to Egypt turned sour.
The trip, the first by an Iranian leader since the overthrow of [...]
This morning I was pleasantly surprised to read a piece sent along by Tina, that pointed to a potential breakthrough in the decades long fighting between Kurdish seperatists and the Turkish government.
ANKARA: The Turkish government and jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan have agreed on a roadmap to end a three-decade-old insurgency that has [...]
New York Times, By Rick Gladstone, December 26
Syria’s embattled leadership suffered a new setback on Wednesday with the publicly broadcast defection of its military police chief, the highest-ranking officer to abandon President Bashar al-Assad since the uprising against him began nearly two years ago.
The defector, Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Jassem al-Shallal, announced his [...]
En route to Turkey, Panetta signs an order calling for forces to operate two batteries of Patriot missiles intended to guard against a Syrian attack.
AP, December 14
Icirlik Air Base, Turkey — The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to [...]