Gezi Park protest death toll continues to rise

On 10th July 19 year old student, Ali İsmail Korkmaz died from a brain haemorrage  caused by a blow to the head he received during protests in Eskişehir.  News sources say this is the 8th death known to have occurred as direct result of the protests.  On top of this numerous people have been seriously

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Turkey Protests – update

A short summary for those who do not speak Turkish based on info I have gleaned from friends, Twitter, and the Turkish press and TV that are covering  events. The protests  continue all over Turkey and have been joined by large numbers of workers, who went on strike in support of the Gezi Park campaign

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Turkey Protests – recommended reading in English

In the space of barely a week Istanbul’s Gezi Park has probably become more famous than its great tourist attractions, the Blue Mosque and  Grand Bazaar.  Romantic visions of  the  Bosphorous  glittering beneath a skyline of  magnificent domes dating back to Ottoman times have temporarily been replaced by images of tear gas and bloodied protesters,

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