Tag Archives: peaceful protestors

New strategies of protest and old tactics of repression

In my “day job,” I am a historian, specializing in Modern Turkey, and so I can say with some confidence that the protests of the past three weeks are unprecedented in Turkish history.  As some observers have noted, these protests … Continue reading

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Amnesty video blog: Turkish protesters want the Prime Minister to listen

In this short video, Amnesty International researcher, Andrew Gardner, gives an assessment from Gezi Park in Istanbul.  Take a look and then read down to find out what you can do to help.

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Amnesty International: “Disgraceful Use of Excessive Police Force in Istanbul”

Amnesty International has issued a press statement today (June 1) describing the excessive force used by Turkish police as “disgraceful” and calling on Turkish authorities to take “urgent steps to… to prevent further deaths and injuries and allow protestors access … Continue reading

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Amnesty on the May Day Violence in Turkey: Denial of right to peaceful protest and excessive use of force

“Mayday celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey were again marred by police violence and attempts by the authorities to prevent demonstrations from going ahead,” Amnesty International declared in a statement released today. [Turkish version of the statement is available here]. In truth, … Continue reading

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