Dear friends all around the World,
We had –and still having – some significant and brave emerging social developments here in Istanbul, Turkey.
Our government’s bullying way of trying(!) to govern people with their corrupt managament of public spaces and abuse of our lands without any social coherence had brought us into this chaos.
But there must be stated very clearly that during all these pieceful demonstrations which were just to protect a public park in the heart of Istanbul not to be demolished to the 94th shopping mall, was turned into a brutal attack against our people by “our” police… They used several thousands of tear gases against our people who wanted to protect nature, nothing more, and there occured hundreds of wounded people and some deads which haven’t announced yet!
Our aim wasn’t overthrow the government! We were just defending our trees, our street animals who live around that park and simply; our nature in Istanbul’s lungs. But of course, our government and their ruler Mr.Erdogan wanted to see it as an organized demonstration against his governance and protect(!) it with his policemen who never hesitated to send tear gas shells onto crowds’ heads…
So here i share some photos that i took personally while i was trying to defend myself against that brutal attack when i was in the middle of all these demonstrations. I hope you’ll understand that we Turkish citizens never choose to act as barbarians, we just protect our nature even if it is against our government! For sure, non of these ppl who ran away for a second from tear gases never used any weapons, knives, sticts and etc against their police. Indeed, ppl were reading books, eating and playing guitars… You know what is unacceptable: we were just sharing our food with these police when they started to target our heads! Also do you know how we organized? No, you don’t and probably you won’t believe… There weren’t any political parties that ppl got together under its flag, instead, there was just Twitter and Facebook for ppl to say: “friends, we will be
And also please remember that these kind of “Turkish Spring” labelings are not suitable for us… We don’t like and accept such an explanation. It is something between our prime minister and his council of ministers, and us. We know that we have rights to protect our nature and for sure, it was time to say “stop!” to their ruthless and inhumane acts.
Why i share these photos with you then?
It’s clear that non of our television channels, except one of them, never showed these brutal police attacks on their screens and instead, they chose to call us as rebels! We aren’t terorists! We just protect our trees… So we know that how they soled their souls to “satan” and we will never forgive them… Never…