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Letter from Istanbul (I do not know this woman but she deserves a hearing, don’t you think?) The Turkish people are our brothers and sisters, and having lived in a country that has gone hog-wild for economic growth and developer-friendliness, i cannot but have sympathy for people who say, “Hey, wait up a minute, we are more than just consumers, we are CITIZENS and we want to be consulted properly about happens in our environment, and we want respect (especially when we protest as we have the right to do)”. The state exits to serve its citizens, not the other way around! Anyway, even if you do not agree with her, if the authorities are imposing a news blackout, and jamming communications signals (just because they want to support a group that want to built a fucking shopping mall), then the woman has an even greater right to get a hearing. Help a sister out here, share and share alike (you might need fraternal support yourself one day). Let right be done

İnsanlık Hali

To my friends who live outside of Turkey:

I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because at the time of my writing most of the media sources are shut down by the government and the word of mouth and the internet are the only ways left for us to explain ourselves and call for help and support.

Last week of May 2013 a group of people most of whom did not belong to any specific organization or ideology got together in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. Among them there were many of my friends and yoga students. Their reason was simple: To prevent and protest the upcoming demolishing of the park for the sake of building yet another shopping mall at very center of the city. There are numerous shopping malls in Istanbul, at least…

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