Occupy Gezi (2)

Ich hab' mich heute morgen noch weiter in die Proteste in Istanbul und der Türkei eingelesen, hier die interessantesten Links, die mir dabei untergekommen sind. Bilder via OccupyGezi und Istanbul for 91 Days, Facebook-Seiten: Gezi Park Direnisi und Occupy Gezi. Hier die Live-Updates der Russian Times,

Es Gerüchtet, in Istanbul würde die Polizei Agent Orange oder „Orange Gaseinsetzen. Das stimmt nicht. Meines Erachtens handelt es sich um Signal-Gas, wie es auch bei Notfällen auf hoher See eingesetzt wird. Freunde einer Dame in Istanbul, die ich grade interviewt habe (kommt dann gleich), spricht allerdings davon, dass Freunde von Ätzungen auf der Haut sprechen („it really burned their skin“), harmlos ist das also nicht.

Es gerüchtet ebenfalls, in der Türkei würden Twitter und Facebook geblockt. Meine Interviewpartnerin kann das nicht voll bestätigen, spricht aber von Problemen mit der Verbindung.


An Zynismus kaum zu überbieten: Der syrische Informationsminister hat Erdogan zum Rücktritt aufgefordert und für die Gewalt an den Demonstranten kritisiert: Syria Calls on Turkey to Stop Violently Repressing Peaceful Protests.

It sounds like a bad joke out of the Twilight Zone but it’s all too real. Syria’s minister of information told official media that Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan “should resign” if he “is unable to pursue non-violent means” to end growing protests. Syria’s Minister of Information Omran al-Zoubi “added that Erdogan leads his country in a terrorist way and is destroying the civil character of the Turkish people, reiterating that the Turkish people's demands do not deserve all this violence,” notes the report by SANA.

Istanbul for 91 Days: Gezi Park after the Storm: „Following the wild weekend, we ventured back up to Gezi Park on Sunday to see how things were going. The police had pulled out, leaving Taksim Square wholly in the hands of protesters. There were thousands of people gathered around the square, and a festive atmosphere. We saw hundreds of volunteers cleaning up the trash and broken glass which had accumulated over the weekend, and others, less civic-minded, posing in front of vandalized, flipped-over cars.“

Reuters: Turkish protesters clash with police into early hours: „Turkish protesters clashed with riot police into the early hours of Monday with some setting fire to offices of the ruling AK Party as the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years entered their fourth day.“

DailyNews: Turkish PM Erdoğan retires mall project, vows mosque in Taksim

Bianet: 414 Injured, 15 in Critical Condition in Ankara

Daily Dot: CNN-Turk airs penguin documentary during Istanbul riots, hier eine Petition an CNN International: CNN International must pull its name franchise from CNN Turk.

Guardian: Social media and opposition to blame for protests, says Turkish PM: „'Social media is the worst menace to society,' says Recep Erdogan after thousands take control of Istanbul's main square“

Amnesty International: Turkey: Disgraceful use of excessive police force in Istanbul: „The testimonies of protestors,lawyers and medical professionals at the scene and video evidence confirm this as a widespread tactic employed by the police at demonstrations continuing across central Istanbul. According to reports, more than a thousand protesters have been injured and at least two have died.“

PressTV: Turkey’s Syria policy prompts anxiety: Barcin Yinanc: „Press TV has conducted an interview with Barcin Yinanc, the associate editor for the Hurriyet Daily News in Istanbul.“

Beautiful Data: Mapping a Revolution

Here’s some maps I did on the basis of ~ 6.000 geotagged tweets from ~ 12 hours on 1 and 2 Jun 2013 referring to the “Gezi Park Protests” in Istanbul (i.e. mentioning the hashtags “occupygezi”, “direngeziparki”, “turkishspring”* etc.). The tweets were collected via the Twitter streaming API and saved to a CouchDB installation. The maps were produced by R (unfortunately the shapes from the map package are a bit outdated).

Gut zusammengefasste Hintergründe:
TanteJay: Türkei II – Außenpolitische Gründe, Türkei III – Innenpolitische Gründe
Ediweb: Islamic Calvinists – Social revolution in Anatolia

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
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