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Is Turkey seeing the beginning of a all-out people's revolution???
Turkish Protests on Live Stream ~ link
Protests show Turks can't tolerate Erdogan anymore ~ link ~ The Israelis and globalist puppets in NATO need Turkey to stay in the alliance. How will these growing protests, very similar to the recent Egyptian Revolution, effect the plans to attack Syria??? Will this speed up the war efforts? Stirling
Despite having its genesis in the Gezi Park movement, the dynamics of the protests now reflect many of the fundamental antagonisms in Turkey's imperfect democracy. Erdogan's divisive rhetoric and his penchant for authoritarian rule have steadily eroded the party's support from small constituencies that it could once count on. While the AKP's voter base is often simplistically assumed to be religious conservatives, the truth of the matter is that AKP supporters include a small number of liberals eager to do away with the undemocratic constitution, a business sector happy with the party's handling of the economy, nationalists who are pleased with what they perceive as Turkey's re-emergence as a global power, Turkish Islamists obsessed with the proliferation of Ottomania (a growing desire among the Turkish population to reconnect and reacquaint themselves with the country's imperial past), and some members of Turkey's Kurdish minority who are pleased with AKP's democratic reforms.
Turkey's Endogan gets 'taste of his own medicine' ~ link ~ Good article, check in out in full at the link. Stirling
After nearly a week of increasing public protests in Turkey, ostensibly over government plans to turn a last bit of green space in Istanbul into another shopping mall, matters became far more serious on Friday. Riot police descended on the protestors with various forms of tear gas (and possibly worse chemical and biological agents -- raw sewage?) and water cannon, blasting everyone and everything in sight including non-participants. When they caught protestors, they beat them violently and brutally, as can be seen in this video. Photographs show that police fired tear gas into crowded underground metro stations, leading to panic and worse. Istanbul looks like a war zone.
Today indications are that protests have only increased in number and fury in response to the violence with which they were met yesterday.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come under increased criticism at home over his enthusiastic support for those fighting to overthrow the government in neighboring Syria. Turkish government support for the rebels came early and has included providing safe havens for the Islamist insurgents and safe passage into Syria from Libya, Yemen, and other countries of the insurgents' origin.
Erdogan's stated policy of "zero problems with neighbors" has been turned on its head by his support for the rebels fighting next door. Public dissatisfaction with the Turkish government's policy of encouraging an Islamist insurgency next door has steadily increased.
In the eyes of the youth in Istanbul, Erdogan is Turkey's Mubarak ~ link
Turkey's police crack down on anti-government protests - live updates ~ link
Riots, barricades, street battles as police fight protesters in Turkey - with video and photos ~ link
Turkish protesters call for resignation of Prime Minister ~ link
Syrian "rebels" massacre Christian village ~ link ~ NATO citizens, this is YOUR tax money at work!!! Why are you allowing this to happen??? Stirling
Palace plot that almost put Edward VIII back on the throne as Regent ~ link ~ I must admit that I have not heard this one before. I use to hear all the inside stories/etc. when I was Scottish Editor at Burke's Peerage. Stirling