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(Photobucket)   Aftermath photos from the Friday night protests in Istanbul. Subby inhaled a little gas, but is OK   (s39.photobucket.com ) divider line
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2014-01-20 08:55:01 AM  
Damn, glad you're okay. How crazy was it?
 
2014-01-20 09:09:19 AM  
Sorry subby, what a little gas may look like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyS0d8P_lKA

/glad you're ok
 
2014-01-20 09:39:27 AM  
All is well. The following day there was a massive protest (peaceful, it was too early in the day for the cops to show up) commemorating the death of Armenian journalist Hrant Dink 7 years ago.

All the gas I ate was residual.  I joined the protests at the very beginning, then went inside once the water cannons showed up, but I had to go out once for more beer. That's when I took the video between the scorpion mini-tanks.

Again, tomorrow Cray-Cray Erdogan goes to Brussels.  Worried...

oh, and here's a nice image of a water cannon blasting two pensioners for a sit-down protest: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/probe-launched-into-use-of-water-can n ons-against-two-protesters-in-istanbul-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=61283&News CatID=341
 
2014-01-20 10:27:56 AM  
 I was on the elevator the other day next to a fat dude and was forced to inhale his stinky Taco Bell gas.
 
2014-01-20 11:03:29 AM  
Why did Constantinople get the works?
 
2014-01-20 11:22:46 AM  

airsupport: Why did Constantinople get the works?


That's no one's business but the Turks.
 
2014-01-20 01:13:05 PM  

kimwim: Sorry subby, what a little gas may look like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyS0d8P_lKA

/glad you're ok


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2014-01-20 01:56:00 PM  

Guuberre: airsupport: Why did Constantinople get the works?

That's no one's business but the Turks.


You're right, I apologize.  I was being a little invasive.
 
2014-01-20 02:35:02 PM  
The depth of understanding of intricacies of international geopolitical situation and local situations across the globe continues to amaze me.

I'm talking right now with my friend from Turkey, and even he doesn't have the slightest idea what actually is going on and why, he only knows that a lot of those protesting and fighting the police are actually the equivalent of Turkish white supremacists, and that while he is all for the freedom and stuff, he doesn't support in any way or form setting police on fire.

I would advice to try to use a bit more nuance and depth in the understanding of situation, rather than "evil Erdogan guy playing tinpot dictator".

Current round of protests is caused by new, more strict anti-protest laws (specifically no covering your face, no barricades, etc), caused by multiple crimes and excesses during Occupy Park protests.
 
2014-01-20 03:08:10 PM  
Actually, if you show the pictures that I took to your friend, it is pretty clear that the protest was against government censorship.

The Turkish "white supremacists" are the MHP and the Saadet partisi.  The protests are largely young, educated, unemployed people who do not wish to live under a nationalistic, islamist or any other kind of fascist regime.

If your friend doesn't know what is going on, then that is intentional on his part.  Even the AKP-supporting newspapers mention the protests, and he likely (still) has Internet access.
 
2014-01-20 03:50:23 PM  

Agarista: Actually, if you show the pictures that I took to your friend, it is pretty clear that the protest was against government censorship.

The Turkish "white supremacists" are the MHP and the Saadet partisi.  The protests are largely young, educated, unemployed people who do not wish to live under a nationalistic, islamist or any other kind of fascist regime.

If your friend doesn't know what is going on, then that is intentional on his part.  Even the AKP-supporting newspapers mention the protests, and he likely (still) has Internet access.


Sorry. Consider that post trolling. Or some kind of experiment


What do you think about this fact: "A well-known journalist standing on Taksim Square was the first to tell of how "Dismiss Putin" was among the slogans written on the Square's asphalt surface"? Article guesses that it was "detractor of the Russian government living in Turkey who went the extra mile"
 
2014-01-21 02:06:45 AM  
My thought:

It's a gesture of solidarity.
Throughout the Gezi protests, people have been carrying signs in support of fellow protestors around the world; Egypt, UK, USA, etc.
 
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