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Turkish uprising and what the world knows about it...

Our ideas in action now in Turkey. Be inspired and support!
(For TEDsters who want to know what is going on in Turkey and might want to support their fellow earthlings who resist against an authoritarian, oppressive government who perceives everthing that by itself supports a healthy and peaceful planet as sources that should be transformed into money and a government that wants to oppress or make vanish everything, every culture, every worldview, every group that are not like them...)
What is defended here is our common universal values...
What people are standing up for is:
True democracy and human rights, the conservation of nature, the conservation of livable cities, freedom of expression, stopping authoritarianism, minority rights, women's rights, LGBTI rights, animal rights, a free media that is able to show the facts rather than what PM wants, a government that supports human rights instead of pure corporate interests, a government that doesn't lie to the people...

Some links (You can find wide coverage in the international mainstream media. So I am sharing some fieldwork here.):

A little VICE doc:
A student explaining why people are fighting:
A good video that shows the first week of the resistance and how it's progressed:
A video showing police violence and people's reactions:
A video from the fifth night. Marching peacefully is enough to get teargas canisters onto your head.
(You can follow people’s resistance in Twitter searching these hashtags: #occupyturkey #occupygezi #wearegezi)
(There are 4 deaths and many people are seriously injured because of extreme police violence.Some of them went blind,some of them hospitalized with fractured craniums.Police still continues to shoot teargas canisters directly to the protesters and to beat them while taking them into custody.)


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    Jun 25 2013: The video shows policemen beating protesters who hid in a parking garage in the Mediterranean province of Antalya. Police did not detain the protesters, but released them after using violence without any official procedure:
    http://youtu.be/K25hNF0Y8xY (If the first link doesn't work)
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      Jun 26 2013: I post this because it is from the same news source. Anon Occupy claims the media in Turkey does not allow for free elections but clearly this source has presented both sides of the story.


      Arguing that protesters knew that they would not be able to gain local support, Erdoğan argued that they had directly addressed the international media from the beginning. He added that the events were reported in an "exaggerated" manner abroad.

      “Right from the start, some from inside and outside spread in a very systematic way that these demonstrations are completely innocent, righteous, and that the police was using violence. Planned operations were carried out in social media. Some media institutions in Turkey participated as head provocateurs. The international media also took part in these operations,” Erdoğan said.
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        Jun 28 2013: "Anon Occupy claims the media in Turkey does not allow for free elections but clearly this source has presented both sides of the story."

        No, that is not exactly what I claim. Because of PM's totalitarianism the media (including Hurriyet) is under intense pressure (among other many non-governmental entities) which means that the majority of the people (electorate) can't get informed about the facts and incidents of their own country and they get stuck in an illusional perception and a viewpoint that are designed and constantly manipulated by the government. You are just distorting stuff to suit your view.

        Erdoğan would really be proud of you. :)
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          Jun 28 2013: Do you think the American people are informed about the facts in the U.S.?
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      Jun 29 2013: Even in Turkey the people are divided about the protests, families are divided.

      "My uncle says that I shouldn't let the protesters influence me. They are the "loud ones," he says, but they don't represent Turkey. The "quiet ones," he and the majority of Turks, he says, stand behind Erdogan. They are the 50 percent, the loyal voters of Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP)."


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