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(The New York Times)   Governor of Istanbul tweets "This morning you are in the safe hands of your police brothers". Have a nice day   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2013-06-11 09:57:21 AM  
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xanadian: Those protesters are gonna get the works.

/and I see I'm not the first one in here with a TMBG reference


Yeah, there were like Four Lads here ahead of you
2013-06-11 09:52:50 AM  
2 votes:
Hmm. I guess the news blackout on this story has been lifted. I'll bet our news channels won't actually cover the protesters as having valid concerns tho. They'll paint them as whiny petulant children or something to that effect.
2013-06-11 11:26:25 AM  
1 vote:
This apparently shows some opinions about Erdogan from his supporters and members of his party.
Their plan of Islamicisation is no longer covert.
(Coco:  let me know if there are problems with any of the translations).
Quite scary stuff. Isn't some of this blasphemous?

Fake poet Fatma Durmus: `Making Tayyip sad is making Allah sad`
AKP Aydin city leader Ismail Eser: `Recep Tayyip Erdogan is like a second prophet for us`
AKP Bursa MP Huseyin Sahin: `Believe me, I think, even touching our prime minister is divine service`
EU Mayer and chief negotiator Egemen Bagis: `The place where our prime minister was born is such a holy place too`
AKP Cayeli municipality Riza Cakir: `The televizion that our Prime Minister will appear on cannot be put on the floor`
Sycophant journalist Yigit Bulut: `The prime minister is my atamdir (founding father)`
Fickle politician Suleyman Soylu: Erdogan is the eternal head of Turkey`
Health deputy minister Agah Kafkas: `Doing the same thing that prime minister does is like a prayer`
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2013-06-11 11:16:56 AM  
1 vote:
BTW... Istanbul is an awesome city to visit. It's not some third-world hell hole; it's a sophisticated, modern metropolis with (arguably) the most fascinating history of any city on earth.
2013-06-11 11:00:45 AM  
1 vote:

King Something: //if the best that can be said about this country is "We're not quite a third world hellhole!", then America is a great big #2


Turkey is nowhere close to being a third world hellhole.  It gets a LOT worse than Ankara.
2013-06-11 10:54:53 AM  
1 vote:

Mrtraveler01: You know, we talk about how the US is a 1984 dystopic totalitarian state but it's still pretty decent compared to the stuff compared what's going on in places like Turkey.


Ya because the powers that be didn't crack skulls in the US when folks decided to practice the right of people to assemble. Do you not remember all the BS the police did in Oakland, NYC etc ?

This is always how the status quo reacts when the people wake up and call them on their BS.

In the US OWS etc failed because the propaganda painting them as useless pot smoking hippy wannabes allowed the police and their political masters to use any and all tactics and most people in this country said GOOD.

The lie is just stronger here but there is NO difference with how power will react when confronted by the masses.
2013-06-11 10:54:12 AM  
1 vote:
Even if it is intended to be comforting, there is no way for that not to sound creepy.

Hang in there, Turkish Farkers.
2013-06-11 10:35:45 AM  
1 vote:

Mrtraveler01: Satanic_Hamster: I know there's a few Turkish Farkers on occasion.  Anyone see a good explanation on why the PM is being so...  Well, douchey?  I mean his rhetoric, calling the environmental protesters scum, terrorists, criminal cabal, etc etc.

The Colbert Report had someone on from the Brookings Institute who basically said Turkey's PM is a control freak who is trying to shape Turkey into his own image (ie: an Islamic State).

That doesn't play well in places like Istanbul.


It's the standard pattern of fascism - increase political control by mobilising uneducated rural people while decrying the centrist urban areas as elitist unpatriotic and out of touch.
2013-06-11 10:21:50 AM  
1 vote:

Tigger: Weaver95: Hmm. I guess the news blackout on this story has been lifted. I'll bet our news channels won't actually cover the protesters as having valid concerns tho. They'll paint them as whiny petulant children or something to that effect.

They can't decide if these are grubby hippy rich trust fund ows agitators or brave heroes of democracy fighting against encroaching islamification.

They will ultimately side with the government however.


Of that I have no doubt. The last thing we will hear is that the protesters might have a valid point.
2013-06-11 10:07:51 AM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: Hmm. I guess the news blackout on this story has been lifted. I'll bet our news channels won't actually cover the protesters as having valid concerns tho. They'll paint them as whiny petulant children or something to that effect.


They can't decide if these are grubby hippy rich trust fund ows agitators or brave heroes of democracy fighting against encroaching islamification.

They will ultimately side with the government however.
2013-06-11 09:48:26 AM  
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dittybopper: I wonder what the governor of Constantinople thinks of that.


That's nobodys business but the Turks.
 
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