Some not so ordinary days in Istanbul

The last few days captured in tweets. Top  tweet was 18/06/2013 21.50, bottom one 14/06.

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First #standingman accused of ‘resisting the police without using violence or movement by standing still’ Law 2911 http://bit.ly/19fyTEX 

Experts on Nietzsche to gather in Assos. http://bit.ly/11u5Tmr Perfect timing for discussions on autocracy.

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And #Turkish GD for public housing urges to build for Turkish family structure i.e. 3 kids, parents & grandparents http://bit.ly/1bQLVI9 

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And the tree-planting continues in #geziparki… MT @istanbulbld: Taksim’de son durum… http://www.ibb.gov.tr/tr-TR/Pages/Haber.aspx?NewsID=21243#.UcB9Mfl7I3k …

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Erdogan warns on ‘birth control game’: unnamed ‘they’ seek to ‘sterilise’ Turks w/contraception,C-sections,abortion http://bit.ly/11M4CIo 

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Big increase in number of active twitter users in Turkey.Before recent events it was around 1million800. In only 10days soared to 9,5million

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Something extraordinarily powerful among the quiet dignity of ordinary Turks just standing. In protest… #Turkey

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İstanbul Mayor @Kadir__Topbas says municipality planted 129 trees at #GeziPark over the past three days. #Turkey #İstanbul

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Another great photo by an unknown (to me) photographer. German Hospital, Cihangir pic.twitter.com/UxVdv0Vtnj

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#Turkish stock market alone sees capital outflow of $1.35 bln since 5/26 due to protests, global markets, says Deputy PM Babacan #occupygezi

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Erdogan to hold 3 more rallies over the weekend.”Traitors n their foreign affiliates should see Turkey’s real picture [at rallies]” he says.

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#Turkish governement working on draft to restrict social media – http://bit.ly/16dcfez 

(via @HDNER) #Twitter is trouble maker. #Gezipark

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Spelled out like this, situation in #Turkey looks rather scary. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stanley-weiss/the-megalomania-of-erdoan_b_3437350.html …

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Strong pictures of the #Gezipark protests: http://audiovision.scpr.org/180/expand-your-instaworld-istanbul-protests …

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As of 16:02 Şişhane-Taksim and Taksim-Gayrettepe metro lines, Taksim-Kabataş funicular and Karaköy-Tünel funicular closed. via @anlamarama

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Great gallery of pictures in Dutch paper: #gasmasks of the #Turkish #protest. #Taksim #Istanbul #Ankara

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#Istanbul police fired 150.000 canisters of #teargas + 3.000 tons of water at #Gezipark #demonstrators so far, claims CHP.

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#Istanbul #Police stops crowd from entering #Istiklal on their way to #Gezipark #Taksim . Here we go again. pic.twitter.com/DSNJ2yqBSc

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Dep PM Arinc:”I think the innocent demonstrations…have completely ended”, “nobody should complain about the police” http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-security-forces-will-use-their-authority-to-end-protests-says-deputy-pm-arinc.aspx?pageID=238&nID=48946&NewsCatID=338 …

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Labor unions rally in Ankara and Istanbul.IntMin Guler: Rallies are illegal.Istanbul governor:Gathering in Taksim not to be allowed. cnnturk

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Worrisome 2 hear that pro-AKP groups have now joined fray around Taxsim, will b much much worse if this bcomes people to people conflict

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Angry taxi driver: #Erdogan‘s mistake is to anger the youth. Old people you can reign in. Nobody stops the young ones. #Istanbul #Gezipark.

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Starting Monday RT @HDNER: Five Turkish trade unions launch nationwide demonstrations http://bit.ly/11F6vFI 

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Angry taxi driver: Erdogan the only one?Hah. We’ve had other leaders who stole and oppressed. What’s special about him? #Istanbul #Taksim

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Tried to get from Levent back to #Taksim #Beyoglu. All roads closed. We turned back ON highway. #Turks are amazingly creative!

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now: #noise level higher & number of people who #protest against #Erdogan in CHP hood #Kadıköy surpasses that of any other day; pots & pans

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Gotta say, just retweeting the state-run Anadolu Agency’s tweets in English is enough to sink Turkey’s international image. Stop it AA.

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On t.v.: #Bilkent university in #Ankara graduation ceremony is total #riot.

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Massive show of support for Erdogan, hundreds of thousands, a lot of flags, smell of köfte, not teargas. #forachange

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#LIVE Erdogan: We will organize new “Respect to National Will” rallies on June 22, 23 in Erzurum and Samsun

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After defiant #Erdogan speech, v substantial build-up protestors on s access roads to Taksim, largest yet in 18 days. Police pushing far out

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@Hurriyet: CANLI: Başbakan Erdoğan’ın açıklamaları devam ediyor: “Dünyada böyle başbakan bulamazsınız” http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/23520443.asp …

” bak bu dogru

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Erdogan says “no would could have even imagined” holding protests like #occupygezi a decade ago before AKP introduced democratic reforms

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#TürkiyeSokakta Karaköy’den yürüyen kitle İnönü Stadı’nın önüne ulaştı. pic.twitter.com/CJRye3ZzN4

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#Demonstrators on Istiklal have found glass and sticks to #fight the #police. #Taksim #Istanbul

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PMErdogan: internat media does not see the massacres in Syria, the events in Gaza; they all focus only on Turkey. Where were they for Syria?

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Going after the food providers? RT @anadoluagency: #LIVE Erdogan: We know very well who sent 30 thousand food boxes to Taksim

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@Gokin: Beymen’de calisiyorum. Bilgi dogrudur! “@Kerem_Taskin: Nişantaşı Beymen giriş katını revir yapıyor. Yayalım..”””

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Erdogan talking about settling accounts w the Koç family (who also founded Koç University) for letting injured protesters into Divan Hotel.

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Erdogan’s call to arms. Fliers (& posters) all over Istanbul read: Let’s spoil the big game. Let’s write history. pic.twitter.com/zx4pzwrCts

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Next to #Besiktas Stadium all the #tents of #Gezipark were #dumped to be #investigated by #Istanbul #police pic.twitter.com/gRxuQcQw4s

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#Demonstrators in #Istanbul put up signs to warn each other where it’s safe to flee from #teargas pic.twitter.com/8prONxFad7

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As time advances in #Istanbul more and more get prepared for a meeting with the #police at #Taksim pic.twitter.com/VWbwZ8CZui

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Running battles in some streets, but #Istanbul municipality is planting flowers in #GEzipark #Taksim. How sweet. pic.twitter.com/MsnfE3NlV4

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Istanbul Gov in response to question about chemicals in water cannon: “It’s medicated water… Anyway, our people have gotten used to it.”

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Turkish authorities deploy riot police officers to İstanbul from five other provinces in case of possible clashes http://bit.ly/10mSBOy 

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look, its #akp using municipality resources paid for by all istanbulites to get their supporters to rally. #üsküdar pic.twitter.com/yhDZmk5Ryb

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The world is concerned about response to #Gezipark protests. Here’s a campaign on @Avaaz https://secure.avaaz.org/en/erdogan_end_the_crackdown_a/?aRlCCbb …

#Taksim #Istanbul

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Ankara is heating up…peolpe chant “Lets see, shot the gas, this is only the beginning, start attacking and see” http://fb.me/2vO3fDpmD 

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HDN: Everyone who enters the Taksim Square to be treated as terrorist: Turkish EU minister http://bit.ly/17colZU 

#1MilyonYarinTaksime

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Siraselviler off of #Taksim in cloud of teargas as cops push protesters back into Cihangir pic.twitter.com/LUImeMDIwh

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Protesters in 10,000s, if not more, are marching to bridge from #Istanbul‘s Asian shore to support #occupygezi after crackdown. #Turkey

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Question to governor Mutlu: Why was #police firing tear #gas at #Divan #hotel? Injured women and #kids were finding refuge there from #Gezi

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Police shoots teargas inside Divan hotel, complete panic here, many wouned

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Eskisehir – streets are full http://fb.me/2a3ojVlNk 

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“Maske, maske, maske!’ #gasmask sellers in the street. It’s absurd. #Istanbul # Taksim #Gezipark

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Govt spokesman Celik on NTV just said “if I were the PM I would feel betrayed [that protests did not end today] & that is how the PM feels”

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RT @moniquejaques: New barricades being build at Osmanbey metro. pic.twitter.com/HlQRxHocJq

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fighting in Harbiye, many wounded in Divan Hotel and reports about thousands of protesters on the way

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#Istanbul 0025 Sunday after #GeziPark clearance #Turkish TV shows Taksim Sq empty, police clearing side-streets w/water cannon and tear-gas

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İstiklal caddesinde taksim 20 gundur memleketin sokaklarinda marjinal değil “Orijinal Türkler ” var sizi gidi çakmalar sizi !

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Masses walking across the Bosphorus bridge from Asia to support #Gezi – video: http://dha.com.tr/dhayayin/ 

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23H #Police chasing #protestors on #Istiklal away from #Taksim to bring #happyending to #occupygezi #gas in our flat http://youtu.be/keldEoAW_Eo 

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23H #Police and #demonstrators like cats and mice in our street close to #Taksim and #Gezipark #Istanbul…. http://youtu.be/keldEoAW_Eo?a 

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CANLI BLOG-Vali Mutlu: Gezi Parkı’na müdahale bile değil, bir boşaltma operasyonudur- WSJ http://on.wsj.com/180M2Ev 

via @turkiyeWSJ

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GovernorMutlu @Valimutlu says foreign media is spreading faulty information;claiming exaggerated nmber of injured.Turkish media’s doing well

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#Istanbul governor says police raid in Gezi Park does not actually qualify as “an intervention” as it was milder than that #direngeziparki

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Vali Mutlu “Polisin fevkalade güzel müdahalesi oldu” dedi. Sonuç: pic.twitter.com/Bm9mNjceyL

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Hundreds on Kennedy Ave in #Ankara angered at Taksim clearance. The biggest crowd I’ve seen on this Gas Avenue. “We will win by resistance.”

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Governor of Istanbul on TV – saying only “marginal groups” were harmed, there were no injuries, he’s sending ppl hugs. Surreal. #occupygezi

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@umarebru @Hugh_Pope don’t worry. He’s not alone.

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Biber gazı atıyorlar mıllet biber gazı oley cekıyor pic.twitter.com/JvcJhZVusz

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sadly, the turkish government is achieving what “mysterious foreign forces” couldn’t – fracturing the country #gezi #taksim

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Police retreat from Divan Hotel as of now, it looked like this 5 mins ago pic.twitter.com/NTp8wBXHpM

#DirenGezi #OccupyGezi

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It’s come down to Turkish police besieging a 5-star hotel with gas grenades. Don’t forget AKP, today these images are Globally Yours.

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Heavy riot troops returned and now trying to break the locked main gate of Divan Hotel. Why?

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People gathering in Kadikoy. What did the govt think was going to happen? @140journos Kadikoy… via @EkinErdemli pic.twitter.com/qrDLYhYupP

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Tunel ile gakatasaray arası yenıden bızım pic.twitter.com/8T1lCevvqW

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Friend reports: Divan is “first luxury hotel where staff are wearing gas masks. Advanced democracy.” #occupygezi

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Kugulu Park in #Ankara growing more and more crowded.. Also just heard big crowd marching from Dikmen toward Kizilay. #BugünGünlerdenANKARA

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German MP & Greens Party co-chair Claudia Roth was teargassed at #Gezi, says it felt like “war” #occupygezi

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#Erdogan: #Taksim square belongs to all of us. True. Who was stopping anyone from entering?? #Istanbul #Gezipark

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Fighting in Siraselviler street now, teargas drifting towards Cihangir, police pushing back protesters

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@JessicaJJLutz Same chant from the square below us here too, a few moments ago #Istanbul #GeziPark

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Police attacks with year tear #gas bombs and water in #Sıraselviler Cad against small group of peaceful #protesters next to Taksim Sq

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Turkish PM Erdoğan ‘feels cheated’ by protesters, demos should have ended after talks: Ruling AKP spokeperson http://bit.ly/18L6jya 

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hundreds of #protest #messages directed @ AKP government in alternative #iron #tree next to entrance #Gezi park r now #burned by cleaners

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22:45 police jeep fills whole southern half Istiklal St w/rolling gas cloud, crowd runs off shouting “killer state, resistance everywhere”

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Beşiktaş’tan Akaretler kapalı Beşiktaş’ta geniş bir kitle toplanıyor

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People marching from Gazi Area towards Taksim. Blocked the highway http://fb.me/2cPUpIoGz 

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Barricades in Mecidiyeköy. That’s close to Taksim http://fb.me/1SBsRwMOb 

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Vatan reports that thousands of people march from Kadikoy to Bosporus Bridge.

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Istanbul Governor’s office said 29 people were injured in the police intervention to Taksim Square and Gezi Park http://bit.ly/18L6jya 

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Demonstrators in front of divan hotel chanting “this is just the start, the resistance will continue” #gezipark

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Labor unions KESK and DISK go on strike. (vatan) #Turkey

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Here in my street shouts: Devlet katil her yer direniş. Murderous state, resistance everywhere. #Istanbul #Gezipark

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Small group of #protesters stands in front of #police water canon truck in Siraselviler Caddesi shouting #slogans, #non-violence

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İmc Tv bu akşam da canlı yayında, Taksim’in farklı noktalarından bağlantılarla son durumu aktarıyor…

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People now worried with no journalist around, guns etc. will be “discovered” in the Park. No excuse for not letting journos in. #OccupyGezi

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22.10: [Adana] In Adana, thousands of people are marching from Atatürk Park to the AKP Building.* http://gezipark.nadir.org/index_eng.html 

#occupygezi

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Urgent Call for int. press we need your support to stop this violence. If you want some interviews pls contact us #occupygezi #occupyturkey

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Police have forced journalists out of Gezi park, so lots of speculation about evidence planting in tents–which Turkish police is great at.

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In a message after police intervention in Taksim, AKP vice-president Celik says patience has limits,#gezipark belongs to everybody. milliyet

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Many casualties being brought to TMMOB clinic in Ipek Sokak says eye witness. Divan hotel clinic teargassed and doctors struggling

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Police aggressively firing tear gas to keep people from going back towards the square.

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22.03: [Istanbul] People of Alibeyköy are chanting “Government resign” http://gezipark.nadir.org/index_eng.html 

#occupygezi

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22.04: [Istanbul] At Kartal thousands of people are marching toward the E5 from the north and south. … http://gezipark.nadir.org/index_eng.html 

#occupygezi

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22.06: [Istanbul] People at Sarıyer Ömürtepe are chanting “Government Resign” with pans and pots … http://gezipark.nadir.org/index_eng.html 

#occupygezi

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Cracking down on Gezi park on 2100 on a Sat, on eve of big AKP rally, means pushing half of Istanbul against other. 2morow v risky

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What was the point of this #dialogue between #Erdoğan and #Istanbul #Gezipark protestors if he was going to #smash them up anyway?

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DHA showing quite a moment: a flag-waving couple hugging in front of water cannon tank as it inches closer to them: http://bit.ly/10lwqbD 

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Divan Hotel under siege, lots of teargas inside, many wounded, police warns to arrest anyone who comes out

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I can only repeat: @RT_erdogan stop the police attacking a peaceful demonstration. The right of assembly is a human right #occupygezi

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Some ppl at #OccupyGeziNYC are in tears at the news from #GeziParki, chants of “you are not alone” from the crowd

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21.26: [Istanbul] The people in Kardiköy started to gather at the Boğa due to the police attacks. http://gezipark.nadir.org/index_eng.html 

#occupygezi

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#Turkish journo @CandundarCan: “I called on Istanbul governor @Valimutlu. He told me his hands were tied”Attack 2h after PM’s warnings

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Can Dundar: “As a parent, I beg the Prime Minister to stop. I beg the Police not to obey PM and tear gas women and children.”

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Many reports that #Turkish police threw a gas grenade into #DivanHotel (across from #GeziPark) where people taking refuge. #occupygezi

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Gezi Park protesters call for mass demo in Taksim on Sunday, on the day os support demo for PM Erdoğan – http://bit.ly/18KXp3G 

(via @HDNER)

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So police also closes the Bosporus bridge to traffic. Why, is this an invasion?

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Police preventing journalists from entering #gezipark as protest tents, structures torn down and taken to waiting trucks #turkey

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Hearing reports that police have closed Kadikoy pier to stop boats from crossing to the European side. #occupygezi

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The news coming out of Istanbul are terrifying. It appears Erdogan and his police have declared war on the 50% that didn’t vote for him.

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Many #protesters are in #Divan #hotel lobby; Divan is #amazing, activists found #help last two weeks there as well

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Turkish govt opts for violent solution to end Taksim gezi protests showing flagrant disregard for rights

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Doctors at Divan Hotel can’t keep up caring fort the wounded. Hotel under police siege! #Turkey #OccupyGezi

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Some old battles never die – and the American reporter injured in the Taksim events of 1909 http://bit.ly/11dunVq 

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