Police helicopter dropping tear gas from the air. One of the canisters started a fire on a roof of a building. twitter.com...
10 to 15 MPs effected by a tear gas bomb fired inside the party HQ in the area
Harbiye area in disarray. The military museum and the hotels in the area have opened their doors to the protesters and provide first aid.
Current state in Taksim twitter.com...
6 busses full of detainees at Aksaray Police dept. Only 15 volunteer lawyers there. More lawyers needed.
Police attacking protesters in Izmir, the second biggest city. twitter.com...
Protests live on Norwegian TV. Nothing on the local channels! Running soap operas!
Protests in Adana twitter.com...
Police ordered to use pastic bullets twitter.com...
Thank you world!
Beyazıt Öztürk has cancelled his live TV show and all of the guests have gone to Taksim to join the protests. twitter.com...
According to the mayor thare have been only 11 wounded. **** You Mayor!
Military helping the wounded protesters have been attacked by the police using gas grenades and water jets. The police has attacked the military! Protesters have cornered the police doing the attack! www.facebook.com...
The fans of two arch rival football teams Göztepe and Karşıyaka from Izmir have set on road to help their rivals from istanbul, GalataSaray Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe. twitter.com...
Live on the Russian TV
People gathering in Kadıköy on the Anatolian side. Rumors of people gathering at other places as well.
50 police officers resigned. Rumors of PLICE CHIEF OD ISTANBUL being FIRED www.facebook.com...
Protests doing on in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Eskişehir, Konya, Edirne, Bursa. Also solidarity protests in Germany, Nederlands, France, Spain.
Electricity has been cut in the Beyoğlu area to prevent usage of WiFi hotspots. twitter.com...
Police attack to The Hilton Hotel. Protesters stuck between Hilton and National TV Building! Blood everywhere. twitter.com...
The state of the Turkish Media as all of this is happening: twitter.com... ****ing traitors!
In front of the military lodgings right now! twitter.com...
This is how much gas has been used taday!
People on the streets in BAKIRKÖY,KADIKÖY,ESENYURT,KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE !!!
More Gas from today
[Hundreds of people on the streets in Antalya, they need more support!] (Antalya yüzlerce kişi sokaklarda, katılım bekliyorlar, haydi Türkiye! )
Rumors of live ammo being used. Probably to discourage more people from joining the protest.
Thanks for the gold!
The anarchist football fan group çArşı reports that they have captured a riot control vehicle!
Please send ambulances People are dying!
Arch rivals for life, the fans of the three biggest Turkish football teams have united for the protests.
If the protests last more than 48 hours the secular opposition is legally eligible to ask the ruling party to step down.
Protests going on in Antalya as of 00:45
The only things they use against the gas bombs is are applauses and booing
Unconfirmed: Police chief of EDIRNE says he will not do anything against protesters.
Pot and pan noises near where I live
People on the streets in the suburb where I live
The first Turk to climb mount Everset, Nasuh Mahruki has been wounded in Taksim!
A friend of mine after being at Taksim for the day
5000 people have cut the Bağdat avenue at the Anatolian side of the city. They are walking towards Kadıköy.
A video of the Taksim Protests today
The Inönü stadium right now
The soldiers in the Harbiye military lodgings have stepped outside. Police has retreated. The soldiers are setting up a field hospital in the garden of their compound.
ATTENTION! Detainees at the Beyoğlu police dept are being subjected to severe violence as we speak!
Images Of The Day
The situation in Istanbul at the moment: 400 wounded, 5 of them critical, 4 dead, 10 Head traumas, 3 people lost an eye.
Solidarity from Washington DC. Turks living in Washington are gathering for support. 15:00 local time @ Lafayette Park
Unrest starting at the district of Okmeydanı. Wounded coming to the hospitals.
The University of Muğla is on foot! Walking towards Sınırsızlık Meydanı
Video NTV Reporter still babling about court rulings amidst all this carnage
Eight people are being tortured in the Beyoğlu PD Right now!
This is the city of Balıkesir right now!
Poeple of Ortaköy - Istanbul are gathering to protest.
IMG- Thousands of people walking towards the Parliament in the capital Ankara
IMG - Taksim right now
IMG Beşitaş right now
district of Bahcesehir on foot. Flags everywhere.
A 9 year old lost girl is reported safe and sound at Divan Hotel. These guys have been providing first aid to the protesters throughout the day. Thank You Divan!
All drug stores in Taksim have decided to stay open throughout the night.
IMG - People are singing the national hymn on the Bağdat avenue
If you are around Taksim and if you can use Skype call here: 00447807427324 BBC wants to talk with you.
IMG - This is Bakırköy
Protests in the city of Edirne
1000 people from Bakırköy and 15000 peole from Kadıköy are walking towards Taksim.
the only TV station broadcasting live is OdaTV
IMG - This is the city of Isparta
IMG- Izmir Karşıyaka Backgound: The poster says "We've got our mom" The picture is of Atatürk's mother. This is as an answer to the notorious insult Erdoan made to a complaining farmer by saying "COME WITH YOUR MUM THEN!!!"
Turkish police attacked Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park protesters, injuring dozens, as a sit-in against a mall project entered its fourth day on May 31.
Police made numerous attacks on protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim area, in a crackdown on crowds gathered to stop the bulldozing of trees for a planned mall in the city center. Police detained more than 60, Istanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu said.
Among the scores of injured from gas canisters were Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder, BirGün journalist Ahmet Şık and Reuters photojournalist Osman Orsal. Hürriyet Daily News photographer Emrah Gürel was also injured in the leg during the clashes.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military on Thursday returned fire after shots were fired at an armored personnel carrier from across the border with Syria.
Turkey has blamed Syria for a pair of car bombings at the border town of Reyhanli on May 11, which killed 52 people. Syria has denied any involvement.
The Turkish gov't is about to fall? I really dunno about that.
Originally posted by MidnightTide
reply to post by Sankari
protests in Ankara, İzmir, Eskişehir, İzmit and Bursa.
and I posted the title of the link, as I thought you were supposed to do per ATS TOS.edit on 31-5-2013 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)
A district court said it has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks -- a project that has been one of the catalysts for days of protests in the city, Turkey's semi-official Anadolu news agency reported Friday.
The court has ordered a temporary stop on any construction at Taksim Gezi Park, where the government plans to rebuild Ottoman Empire barracks and create a shopping arcade, Anadolu said.
The announcement came on the fourth day of protests in and around the park, which is in Istanbul's main commercial district. Demonstrators oppose the plans to rebuild the barracks because they say the government cares less about historical conservation and more about money.
Police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters on Friday. Twelve people were injured -- including one critically -- in clashes, Istanbul's mayor and governor said at a joint news conference. Sixty-three people were detained, Istanbul Gov. Huseyin Avni Mutlu said.
Mayor Kadir Topbas emphasized the demolition in Taksim Gezi Park was not related to a project to construct a shopping mall there, but was a part a wider renovation project of Taksim Square.
Interior Minister Muammer Guler said that an investigation would be launched into claims of "disproportionate use of force" on protesters.
Erdogan's policy on Syria, which many in Turkey blame for a twin car blast that killed at least 52, as well as a new law that would prohibit vendors from selling liquor from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., are part of the sit-in at Taksim Gezi Park.
"This is only the beginning, our struggle will continue," demonstrators chanted.
Many at the park said they believe this may be the beginning of a turning point in Turkey.
"This is an uprising, a protest against the increasing bans," said Michelle Demishevich, an activist and member of Turkey's Green Party. "Perhaps just like we saw the Arab Spring, this will be the Turkish Spring."
What? Whose had a media blackout on it? My link above is a Turkish news outlet and a poster posted a link from ABC.