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i dont usually jump on bandwagons for important causes, im so lame, although i am known to rant day in and day out in my blog. however the way that the growingly authoritarian turkish government is treating its secular citizens is so shameful, and living in the middle of this it is touching me. using tear gas and water cannons is nothing new in turkey of course -unfortunately - but on friday as the police attacked peaceful park occupiers in the center of the city, ppl had enough and suddenly arrived in thousands. some have died and hundreds are wounded, and the protests extended throughout the country over the weeked. although the TV is not showing *anything* of the events in an effort to silence the people, save for one small channel (Halk, which is right now showing live feed from Ankara where the police is attacking people), the social media is doing the job. and that pisses the prime minister off, he was bashing on tv today "about "the lies" on social media and said that "twitter is a source of problem".  turkey is not quite what egypt was but people have a growing feeling that its going that way and are tired of being shut down by the islamic ruling party. and i strongly feel that way too, maybe in a year or two we must move out as the atmosphere being built is less and less tolerant of secularism. unless they deport me before that for tweeting and blogging like this? 

for some very good and telling pictures of the events in the past days;
active Tumblr feed #occupygezi

some articles etc;
the Atlantic's article on people's frustration
The Guardian on how it all started
Der Spiegel article on US's lost trust
Twitter feed of #occupygezi




Taksim (the center) last night after police left;
taksim. occupied. #direngezi
swimming goggles and a breathing mask came in useful though, the gasses in the air are really horrible (and give a headache), and this was after the police had already retreated.


so what do i want from you? nothing, thanks for reading. i assume those who feel like it, will tweet or do something else, perhaps share this forward. thanks.
  • Listening to: chanting outside the flat
  • Reading: FB & twitter
  • Watching: a penguin documentary on CNN turk
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hypersergio Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
somehow it seems like its the same  all over the planet...sometimes in opn view,,somtimes disguised... the goverment..the politicians,, only want to become rich..and have all the control over the  citizens...and will not tolerate any intromision..the real democracy its becoming extinct...
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Tetravexitus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
goddamn right
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FlashFetis Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Thank you for share this information. I'm from Turkey, and our goverment is torturing us. They blocked every freedom point. Do you think, we can't browser in youtube, twitter or some kind of that social media freely. Police like they're dog. They just point us as a target, then police shoot us. 
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AlpayKucuk Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Jenni, it means a lot. The resistance is still going on, sometimes on the streets, and every evening banging pans and pots on windows to make noise. Its more like an "awakening" than a resistance now though. People realized that media is shit, leaders are corrupt and they actually can do something about it. But still there's no political party to represent the people. But there's a lot more time till the next election, so time will tell.

Thank you very much again, for bringing attention to our problems. I would like to buy you a couple of beers at Taksim after all these calm down :)
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tezkan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for support, this message most importtant we.
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hoschie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Its a shame I see it on [link] :-(
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Photographer
yeah
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hellmet Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Photographer
Similar happens in Bratislava a year ago to protesters.... In the evening police hit the peaceful protest.. around 80 in hospital, no news, nothing.. It's shame that Slovaks are unable to stand up like Turks..
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Photographer
:( sorry to hear that
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hellmet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Photographer
is the way it is in this "lovely country"....
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vonzott Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yipes! I hope you are safe from all this. It is shameful the way the Turkish Government is behaving, and I hope they realize that soon and stop it.

- vz
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Photographer
im safe no worries, im such a wuss id never run into the front lines anyway
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vonzott Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
*whew*

Stay Safe!
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danirat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As soon as I saw what was going on in Turkey I rushed to your blog to make sure you were ok - then I REALLY started reading into what's going on.

The Turkish people have my support, 100%. Not that it means much, but more power to the people.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
awww :hug:

thanks
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princevlad39 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
stay safe! I will keep you and the people of Turkey in my thoughts. :hug:
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
i will, thanks
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princevlad39 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
:hug:
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XnightgoddessX Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Been keeping myself updated for the past few days and I'm keeping everyone in my thoughts. Keep yourself safe.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
thanks :)
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Lady-Sakura Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually just found this image on my facebook page after I read this.... [link] Pretty crazy what's happening... I hope you and anyone you know are okay. Might be best to get the hell out of there for your safety.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Photographer
dont worry, the areas where this is happeneing are very specific - istanbul is a city of around 16million people, we are generally safe - i am safe.
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Lady-Sakura Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay. That's good. :)
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geminilaser Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daha çok paylaşmamız lazım. Sırf sanat ile alakalı diye insanlar umursamıyor. Takipçin az olduğunda da kimse görmüyor.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Photographer
awww my turkish is still too weak to understand :(
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geminilaser Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We need to share it more than ever. It doesn't attract non-Turkish people in dA, just because it's not about art. Also when you have few watchers, nobody is seeing.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Photographer
sure, its nevertheless something i wanted to share here as well as in my other social media "homes".
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marsellus-longus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i think there is still a kind of fortunate side to this, because the turkish auhorities show their ugly side which, at least in germany, media and friendly governments have taken much, much effort to obscure. i'm actually glad to see that even in turkey today people are starting to go out and say "enough already". fortunately, they won't have to endure what the syrians do.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Photographer
yeah u r right, the government must look in the mirror for tarnishing their own reputation.
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KikuMizu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
One of my teachers is from Turkey so she knew about this and talked about it briefly in class. She could see some people she knew in a few of the videos.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Photographer
im glad the word goes around.
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KikuMizu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Yeah I normally don't pay attention to the news.
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