Unrest in Turkey has spread from a small park in Istanbul’s Taksim Square to cities across the nation, sparking a political movement bigger than anyone anticipated. Here is ViralRead’s guide to the complicated issues driving the Gezi Park protests.
Protesters in Turkey’s Taksim Square are employing a new demonstration tactic called the ‘Standing Man,’ revitalizing protests in Ankara, Instanbul, and smaller cities across the country.
Protests in Turkey began two weeks ago, but labor unions have just begun to join demonstrators in solidarity against the Turkish Prime Minister.
After two weeks of anti-government protests, supporters of Erdogan get their turn in Gezi Park.
At a press conference in Istanbul, Secretary of State John Kerry compared the Boston bombing victims to the pro-Palestinian Turkish activists killed by Israeli Defense Forces during the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident. Blogger Carl in Jerusalem, a Boston native, writing for Israel Matzav might have said it best comparing 8 year old Martin Richard to the those aboard the Pro-Palestinian flotilla.
The AP is reporting 2 dead after what appears to be a suicide bomber attack at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. This marks the second U.S. Embassy attack in less than 6 months. On September 11, 2012, the U.S. Embassy in Libya was attacked, leaving 4 Americans dead. The attack, adds to an already tense situation in the Middle East. As conditions continue to deteriorate in Syria, Turkey has […]