Turkey in these days

(First my comment: it is up to the wiser part of the regional and international elites to solve this problem, to guarantee the protesters a life of respect, freedom and normal human rights, and permit the conservative part of the society it’s needed religious security – BEFORE alien muslim fighter later will transform the now running mess into a new Syria – to ’safe’ the state).

Found in Spiegel Online International:

Everyone Is Afraid: Erdogan Regime Cows Embattled Media, by Michael Sontheimer, June 12, 2013 (Photo GalleryTranslated from the German by Christopher Sultan): There are more journalists in prison in Turkey than in any other country. Prime Minister Erdogan tolerates no criticism, and aggressive prosecution of journalists on often questionable charges has fostered an atmosphere of anxiety and self-censorship …;   

Violence in Istanbul: Protesters in Gezi Park Refuse to Give Up, by Özlem Gezer in Istanbul, June 12, 2013 (Photo Gallery): It was a violent night in Istanbul, with Molotov cocktails flying through the air, water cannons drenching protesters and plenty of tear gas. But demonstrators in Gezi Park are refusing to leave …;

Turkey’s Gamble: Crackdown Threatens EU Accession Talks, by Carsten Volkery and Severin Weiland, June 12, 2013 (Photo): The crackdown against protesters in Istanbul by the Turkish government creates a dilemma for the EU. The Europeans don’t want to tolerate violence against demonstrators, but they also don’t want to lose Erdogan as a partner …;

older Links:

Altruistic Society or Sect? The Shadowy World of the Islamic Gülen Movement, on Spiegel Online International, by Maximilian Popp, August 8, 2012 (Photo Gallery): Millions of Muslims around the world idolize Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen, who likes to present himself as the Gandhi of Islam. His Gülen movement runs schools in 140 countries and promotes interfaith dialogue. But former members describe it as a sect, and some believe the secretive organization is conspiring to expand its power in Turkey …;

The Imam’s Army: Arrested Journalist’s Book Claims Turkish Police Infiltrated by Islamic Movement, on Spiegel Online International, by Jürgen Gottschlich in Istanbul, April 06, 2011  (Photo): Islamic theologian Fethullah Gülen is one of the most powerful men in Turkey, even though he lives in exile in the US. The recent arrest of prominent Turkish journalist Ahmet Sik shows what can happen to those who cross his Gülen movement. Sik was about to publish a book alleging that Gülen sympathizers have infiltrated Turkey’s police force … !

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