Protests, Demands Grow in Turkey

Silver's picture, By: Andrea Germanos, 06/03/2013



Protests continue to swell across Turkey as tens of thousands of people joined the fourth consecutive day of anti-government actions in which "the demands of the protesters have broadened with their numbers."


"We have had enough of the way [Prime Minister Recep Tayyip] Erdogan understands democracy and the way he wants to dictate his rules," Ozgur Aksoy, an engineer demonstrating in Gezi Park on Monday, told Agence France-Presse. "It's not only about the park here, it is about everything else in the last 10 years. People are angry, very angry." Justin Wedes, one of the original organizers of Occupy Wall Street and who is in Turkey now, describes how the protest that started out to save a public park quickly morphed into something much bigger.


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TitaniumLotus's picture

Our sisters and brothers in Turkey are awakening....with passive resistance.


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