What is Happenning in Istanbul?

One of my friends posted this on Facebook this morning. All stories have at least two side, this is the side I haven’t been able to read online in the press.

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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3 thoughts on “What is Happenning in Istanbul?

  1. Chris …. I haven’t read enough about this ,,,, yet…. to know the true facts of the matter but I LOVE that you are spreading the word. I also love your Amalfi posts because they reflect some of my happiest memories. Your rock.

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