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sailingaway
06-15-2013, 04:26 PM
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ISTANBUL (TheBlaze/AP) — Turkish riot police firing tear gas and water cannons took less than half an hour on Saturday to bring to an end an 18-day occupation of an Istanbul park at the center of the strongest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 10-year rule.

The sweep by white-helmeted riot police emptied the Gezi park of protesters, leaving a series of colorful, abandoned tents behind. Bulldozers moved in afterward, scooping up debris as crews of workmen in hard hats and fluorescent yellow vests tore down the tents.

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A brutal police intervention on May 31 against those protesting plans to redevelop the square and the park had sparked the biggest anti-government protests in Turkey in decades and dented Erdogan’s international reputation.

The protests, which at one point spread to dozens of Turkish cities and towns, turned into a much broader expression of discontent about Erdogan’s government, and what many say is his increasingly authoritarian decision-making.

Erdogan, who was elected with 50 percent of the vote for his third term in 2011, vehemently rejects the accusations by protesters and points to his strong support base.

As they entered the park on Saturday police shouted to the protesters: “This is an illegal act, this is our last warning to you – Evacuate.”

Shortly before the police launched their operation, Erdogan had threatened protesters in a boisterous speech in Sincan, a suburb of the capital Ankara, that is a stronghold of his Justice and Development Party.

“I say this very clearly: either Taksim Square is cleared, or if it isn’t cleared then the security forces of this country will know how to clear it,” Erdogan said.

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Elias Graves
06-15-2013, 04:45 PM
Libya...check
Egypt...check
Syria...next
Turkey...right after that

The whole region is being handed over to al Qaeda.

John F Kennedy III
06-15-2013, 05:06 PM
Libya...check
Egypt...check
Syria...next
Turkey...right after that

The whole region is being handed over to al Qaeda.

Al CIAda.

CaseyJones
06-15-2013, 05:09 PM
the Turks are protesting their government moving closer to Theocracy and the Authoritarianism there why would they join up with Al Qaeda?

CaseyJones
06-15-2013, 05:10 PM
oh and btw they will return to the park

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMK6nXFCUAEA1T7.jpg:large

sailingaway
06-15-2013, 05:51 PM
^^ Of course they will.

Turkey: Police target every protest refuge, even Hilton Hotel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_qVBf6-7Ew&feature=youtu.be&a

sailingaway
06-16-2013, 12:03 AM
oh and btw they will return to the park


It would appear you are right:

opeiratis ‏@opeiratis 1h
#occupygezi - Just like 10 days ago, people are gathering in Besiktas
http://24.media.tumblr.com/9bbb223cad494926f7007d9c6b9807e0/tumblr_mogduqtu5p1ste7qoo1_1280.jpg

sailingaway
06-16-2013, 12:04 AM
¤ProletarianDissent¤ ‏@Anon4justice now
Police caught between protestors on either side, near the Bosphorus Bridge. pic.twitter.com/hXOGz6xjEz | #OccupyGezi

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BM1lCFlCIAA4t9e.jpg:large

I don't understand the Turkish, but here: https://twitter.com/GurbetName/status/346043832904851456/photo/1

sailingaway
06-16-2013, 12:10 AM
Bat_Gio giovanna battaglia 6h
Thousands people marching towards Taksim this moment . All will be treated as terrorists #occupygezi pic.twitter.com/Fra3LW2saW

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BM1tMZ3CQAE37bV.jpg:large

GeziParkii #DİRENGEZİPARKI 6h
Polisin gözaltıları.. Sanki aldıkları terorist, #1MilyonBugünTaksime pic.twitter.com/DdovRrYQHQ
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BM1rI7TCEAESkH9.jpg:large

bolil
06-16-2013, 12:18 AM
Seems like a good place to say: NSA, Suck these nuts.

Can't happen here, thus hur is democraky... MERICA.

sailingaway
06-16-2013, 12:27 AM
Seems like a good place to say: NSA, Suck these nuts.

Can't happen here, thus hur is democraky... MERICA.

they don't cover it on media so it 'doesn't happen'.... you know that....