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29

Jan

Forget the SOTU, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a recent speech via 10-foot hologram. Step up your game, America.

Forget the SOTU, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a recent speech via 10-foot hologram. Step up your game, America.

(Source: Slate)

30

Aug

Kurdish autonomy on the border, rising refugees, these so-called smugglers… none of that will stop, none of that gets addressed by the air strikes. They won’t change the trajectory of the war.

11

Jun

evanfleischer:

Taksim Park — follow live streams here or here or here.

evanfleischer:

Taksim Park — follow live streams here or here or here.

09

Jun

Those who attempt to sink the bourse, you will collapse… If we catch your speculation, we will choke you. No matter who you are, we will choke you… We were patient, we will be patient, but there is an end to patience, and those who play politics by hiding behind the protesters should first learn what politics means.
Turkish Prime Minster Tayyip Erdogan warned protesters who have taken to the streets demanding his resignation that this patience has limits. Three people have been killed and about 5,000 injured since the protests began.

04

Jun

Dear Prime Minister, You have done a great favour to us today, of which you are not aware. I’ve seen a Galatasaray (football team) fan picking up a Fenerbahçe (another football team) fan off of the street who fell against the police, to whom you have ordered to kill. I’ve seen students sharing their water and bread with each other; Kurds and Turks walking hand in hand. I’ve seen women, whom you call whores, coming out of the brothel to give lemons and water to those who were injured. I’ve seen people, whom you call transvestites, opening their hotel rooms for refuge; I’ve seen lawyers and doctors sharing their phones, medical students responding in emergencies. I’ve seen elderly ladies giving out clothes soaked in vinegar. I’ve seen shopkeepers sharing their wireless network passwords, hotel owners taking injured in to their lobbies. I’ve seen a bus driver blocking the road to prevent the panzer from entering. I’ve seen pharmacists opening their shops at night. And rest assured, tonight our eyes were filled with tears not because of the teargas you ordered to be fired but because of pride.

03

Jun

fishingboatproceeds:

synanthropic:

ezranetvibes:

dimantez4ever:

TODAY IN TURKEY

this is absolutely bone-chilling

Holy shit.

If you don’t know what’s going on.

fishingboatproceeds:

synanthropic:

ezranetvibes:

dimantez4ever:

TODAY IN TURKEY

this is absolutely bone-chilling

Holy shit.

If you don’t know what’s going on.

16

May

President Obama at a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday addressed the ‘democratic transition’ in Syria “without Assad.”

12

May

"It is time for the international community to act together against this regime."

— Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the world must act against Syria after bombings that killed 46 people on Sunday.

28

Apr

The international community, and especially the peoples of the Middle East, have lost confidence in any report which argues that there are weapons of mass destruction or chemical weapons… Right now, no-one wants to believe them. And if Assad uses chemical weapons some day… I still think Turkey’s primary reaction would be asking for more support to the opposition rather than an intervention.
'Syria's neighbors cautious about U.S.-led intervention'

(Source: reuters.com)

05

Dec

This debate argument is making the case against Turkey becoming an EU member state by citing cases of domestic violence and unreported assaults which are “not acceptable for the standards of the EU.” 

EU ‘standards.’ Okay.