These are our streets…

June 7 Dear people, This thing is far from over. The prime minister took up the challenge. He is ready to call out the protesters for a duel, one on one, at Gezi Park, high noon. He owes it to his image as a strong leader to take an uncompromising stance. Upon return in Turkey […] Continue reading

The Next Stage

June 6, Dear people, As the dust settles over the battlefield, the people are left standing. Police were forced to retreat. Yesterday some rear guard skirmishes were still going on in Ankara, in various districts of Istanbul, and elsewhere. All evening, Gezi Park was in ecstacy. Everyone was there in solidarity, with and without banners. […] Continue reading

A Matter of Principle

June 5, Dear people, Stay tuned for continuous coverage. In the meantime, we have to bear in mind one thing. The Turkish protest is not the result of an economic crisis, or of austerity measures imposed. It’s much more than that. It’s about principles. To illustrate this, allow me to reflect on the issue of […] Continue reading

Turkish Nights

June 4, 2307 hrs CET Dear people, It has been a day of grief and rage and celebration. And once again it has been an evening of heavy clashes. In Dersim, Antakya, Adana, and around Istanbul as we speak. In Ankara masses of people have taken the Tuzlucayir square, where thousands remain on guard around […] Continue reading

Gezi Resists

June 4, 0314 hrs CET Dear people, Throughout the afternoon barricades were reinforced in Besiktas district, not only with stones, but also with lances, Braveheart style. In Izmir massive crowds took the streets while police randomly harassed people along the seaside. On the social media CNN was ridiculed. While the international edition was broadcasting yesterday’s […] Continue reading

Chemical Warfare

June 2 Dear people, A lot of things were going on yesterday. In Frankfurt, Blockupiers were coralled all day by a ridiculous amount of police without food and water, then charged for protesting. In London, thousands showed up for an antifascist demonstration. In 200+ cities in Spain and abroad people participated in the same old […] Continue reading

Turkish Spring

June 1, 1000 hrs CET Dear people, Tonight, Turkey didn’t sleep. Turkey made revolution. This is how it started. A small group of thoughtful, committed citizens camped out in the last green space of the city centre to save it from being sold out. Two nights in a row, authorities sent in the police to […] Continue reading