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Here Is The YouTube "Start A False Flag War With Syria" Leaked Recording That Erdogan Wanted Banned | Zero Hedge

UPDATE: *TURKEY'S DAVUTOGLU SAYS LEAK IS 'DECLARATION OF WAR': TURKIYE As we noted here, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan had blocked Twitter access to his nation ahead of what was rumored to be a "spectacular" leak before this weekend's elections. Then this morning, amid a mad scramble, he reportedly (despite the nation's court ruling the bans illegal) blocked YouTube access. However, by the magic of the interwebs, we have the 'leaked' clip and it is clear why he wanted it blocked/banned. As the rough translation explains, it purports to be a conversation between key Turkish military and political leaders discussing what appears to be a false flag attack to launch war with Syria.
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Twitter Exposes Turkish PM Erdogan's corruption, gets blocked in return...

Twitter Exposes Turkish PM Erdogan's corruption, gets blocked in return... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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Erdogan is battling a corruption scandal which he says is a plot to undermine him by a U.S.-based Turkish Islamic cleric, Fethullah Gulen. Gulen is a former ally whose network of followers include influential members of Turkey's police and judiciary. Gulen denies orchestrating the graft investigation.

Erdogan's government has responded to the scandal by tightening controls of the Internet and the courts and reassigning thousands of police and hundreds of prosecutors and judges, often demoting them....

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Beyond the propaganda, the truth about #Turkey 's #Erdoğan !

عزيزي أردوغان، قبل أن تحدثنا عن الديمقراطية ، كان من الأجدر بك أن تحققها في بلدك أولا. تذكر مَن قتلت في ميدان تقسيم! Dear Erdogan, Before you tell us about d...
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IMPORTANT! - How Turkey Arms and Sends Wahhabi Jihadists into Syria

This German Report is dated 1 September 2013 - Thanks to the creators and translators. Full credit to them, we are just sharing it for information sharing pu...
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#Turkey betrayed by Erdogan ! (English - Turkish subs)

The truth about Erdogan. Turkey's "Terrorocracy", Terror Under the Guise of Democracy Reyhanlı patlaması hakkında Nasr Tv'nin tespitleri. Credit NasrTV.com -...
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Thousands march in Istanbul in solidarity with Kurds

Thousands march in Istanbul in solidarity with Kurds | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Thousands of protesters marched to Istanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday chanting slogans against the government and police after security forces killed a Kurdish demonstrator in southeastern Turkey.

The protest had been planned as part of larger unrelated anti-government demonstrations that have swept through the country since the end of May, but became a voice of solidarity with the Kurds after Friday's killing.

"Murderer police, get out of Kurdistan!" some protesters chanted. "This is only the beginning, the struggle continues. The murderer state will pay!"

Turkish forces killed the man and wounded 10 others when they fired on a group protesting against the construction of a gendarmerie outpost in the Kurdish-dominated region.

The incident, in the Lice district of Diyarbakir province, appeared to be the most violent in the region since a ceasefire declaration in March by jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan in a decades-old conflict between his fighters and the Turkish state, and it risks derailing the nascent peace...

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The ‘chapulling’ revolution of Turkey

The ‘chapulling’ revolution of Turkey | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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At the beginning of the protests, the prime minister of Turkey accused the protesters as the “chapuller”. It is a wide used expression in Turkey’s daily life to describe someone roughly as looters. A usually negative term turned into a positive one and has been reapproriated by the protesters, who quickly identified themselves aschapuller. The term became a new funny, attractive meaning. Almost all kind of people from the top CEOs of biggest banks & companies, politicians, students, elderly, youth to the housewives, through all political colors labeled themselves  joyfully as “Chapuller” resp. as looters in a different association.

The accusation of Prime Minister caused the most creative, the funniest and most intelligent uprising the world has ever witnessed, and a type of new political activism.

Unable to handle such unexpected, surprising unorganized and unstructured protests, the Turkish Government and its members were literally lost. Events shifted to a nationwide uprising and solidarity with the defenders of Gezi Park at Taksim Square. The government mobilized thousands of security forces to crack down and failured. The attacks of police forces carried much more crowds in motion than ever before. The more attacks, the more waves of peaceful demonstrations have occurred.

Prime Minister Erdogan realized  too late that using force is absolutely useless and counterproductive....."

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Turkey unrest: violent clashes in Istanbul as Erdoğan holds rally

Turkey unrest: violent clashes in Istanbul as Erdoğan holds rally | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Protest organisers had called for a million-strong demonstration at Taksim Square, but the entire area was cordoned off, making access impossible. Stretches of the motorways encircling Istanbul were also closed by police to try to prevent protesters getting to the city centre.

The opposite conditions applied to government supporters making their way en masse to hear the prime minister. The Istanbul municipality and the AKP laid on buses and other transport to help boost the numbers attending.

Erdogan inveighed against the international media, blaming the BBC and CNN for distorting the drama of the past three weeks in what he repeatedly alleged was an international plot to divide and diminish Turkey.

"You will make your voice heard so anyone conspiring against Turkey will shiver," he told the crowd. "Turkey is not a country that international media can play games on."

He added that the Turkish nation "is not the one banging pots at nights", in reference to what has become a soundtrack to the protests: middle-aged people coming on to their apartment balconies nightly to hammer on kitchen utensils.

The same din was heard across several central Istanbul neighbourhoods on Sunday evening.

While Erdogan addressed the massive crowds in bright sunshine, much of the city was sullen and tense. In several districts middle-aged women kept up a steady racket by beating pots and pans from their balconies as riot police lounged around, sitting on pavement verges.

The police raids, which started on Saturday afternoon and quickly cleared and occupied Gezi Park, included acts of startling brutality that outraged normally apolitical Istanbul citizens, as well as human rights monitors.

Teargas was fired into impromptu medical clinics housed in tents. A luxury hotel on Taksim Square being used as an emergency refuge for victims and for the wounded was repeatedly invaded by the police and teargas fired into the enclosed spaces.

"It was horrible in there," said Mehmet Polat, 32. "They shot teargas inside the hotel several times, the gas rose up to the sixth floor of the hotel, everything was filled with white smoke."

Another young man next to him nodded. "People were shoving each other, panicking, but the police kept attacking us." Both were not giving up. "Our demands are very clear," Polat said. "And until they are met, we are not going anywhere."

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Turkey protests: Government fury at Istanbul protests exposes an authoritarian regime

Turkey protests: Government fury at Istanbul protests exposes an authoritarian regime | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In the early hours of Friday morning, the Turkish government pulled back from the brink. After making apocalyptic noises about a "final" confrontation with protesters who had occupied an Istanbul park, the prime minister suddenly offered talks.
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Protesters Gather at Istanbul Bridge

Protesters Gather at Istanbul Bridge | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Turkish protesters set up barricades in the streets and appeared to regroup at a bridge in Istanbul Sunday, hours after security forces uprooted them from their demonstration hub in a central Istanbul...

 

The protests began over the prime minister's plan to turn the park into a mall. They have evolved into anti-government demonstrations that have spread across the country.

Thousands in Ankara and Izmir also protested against the Erdogan's ruling AK Party on Saturday.

On Friday, the prime minister told protesters he would put redevelopment plans for the park on hold until a court rules on them, and hold a referendum if the court rules in the government's favor.

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Turkish riot police storm Istanbul park in bid to end protests

Turkish riot police storm Istanbul park in bid to end protests | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Turkish riot police stormed an Istanbul park at the heart of two weeks of protest against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, firing tear gas and water cannon and sending hundreds scurrying into surrounding streets.

Lines of police backed by armored vehicles sealed off Taksim Square in the center of the city as officers stormed the adjoining Gezi Park, where protesters had been living in a ramshackle tent camp.

Erdogan had warned hours earlier that security forces would clear the square, the center of more than two weeks of fierce anti-government protests that spread to cities across Turkey, unless the demonstrators withdrew before a ruling party rally in Istanbul on Sunday.

"We have our Istanbul rally tomorrow. I say it clearly: Taksim Square must be evacuated, otherwise this country's security forces know how to evacuate it," he told tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters at a rally in Ankara.

A main public-sector union confederation, KESK, which has some 240,000 members, said it would call a national strike for Monday, while a second union grouping said it was holding an emergency meeting to decide whether to join the action....

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Turkish police storm protest camp using teargas and rubber bullets

Turkish police storm protest camp using teargas and rubber bullets | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Hundreds of riot police used teargas and water cannons to storm theprotest camp at the centre of Turkey's anti-government unrest, following a warning by Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that protesters should quit Gezi Park or be removed by security forces.

Erdogan had delivered his warning at a rally of tens of thousands of supporters of his AKP party in Ankara, the national capital, promising that the square would be cleared by Sunday in time for a second rally there. "We have our Istanbul rally tomorrow," Erdogan warned. "I say it clearly: Taksim Square must be evacuated, otherwise this country's security forces know how to evacuate it."

Barely two hours later white-helmeted riot police assaulted Istanbul's Gezi Park shortly after a concert attended by protesters and tourists drew to a close. Protesters had vowed earlier to continue with their occupation, although they had promised to remove barricades and reduce the number of tents in the park. Police had given 15 minutes' notice to clear the park and the adjoining Taksim Square before storming the protest camp.

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Turkish police clear Istanbul sit-in

Turkish police clear Istanbul sit-in | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Police intervention comes shortly after prime minister asked protesters to vacate Gezi Park by Sunday or face eviction......

Earlier on Saturday, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), called on the government to respect the decision taken by the sit-in protesters at Gezi Park to continue their action.

"The youths have taken the decision to go on with their sit-in protest. They have been discussing [to continue or not] for a while. We have to respect their decision as it is supposed to be in democracies," Kilicdaroglu, who met foreign media members at a hotel in Istanbul, said, stressing that in his opinion the sit-in action is legal.

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Report: Turkish court orders halt to Twitter ban

Report: Turkish court orders halt to Twitter ban | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Dogan news agency and other media say a court has issued a temporary injunction ordering the telecommunications authority to restore access to Twitter, five days after the government blocked the social network.

The telecommunications authority had accused Twitter of disobeying court orders to remove content. The ban came shortly after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "rip out the roots" of the social network that has been a conduit for links to recordings suggesting government corruption. Many in Turkey found immediate ways to circumvent the ban.

Lawyers and the opposition party asked courts to overturn the Twitter ban, arguing it was illegal and unconstitutional.....

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Welcome back, Turkey!  You were missed and it is joyous you have been returned!

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Fascism in Turkey: Support Turkish Tweeps as Erdogan bans twitter!

Fascism in Turkey:  Support Turkish Tweeps as Erdogan bans twitter! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The regime of Erdogan is a farce........

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Dozens arrested in Turkey over protests

Dozens arrested in Turkey over protests | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

olice have arrested 25 demonstrators during protests in Istanbul’s Kadikoy district, an opposition stronghold, as protesters took to the streets for a fifth night running.

On Friday night police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the Turkish capital Ankara, Istanbul and Hatay.

Thousands gathered in Ankara to protest against the construction of a cultural centre that will have be both a Sunni mosque and an Alevi prayer house. The minority Alevi are Shia Muslims.

Anti-government sentiment was inflamed by the death of a 22-year-old protester , Ahmet Atakan, in Hatay on Monday.

Atakan's death was the sixth recorded in protests since demonstrations against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan began in June.

Atakan family said he had been killed by police,...

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Kurds could help shift course of war in Syria

Kurds could help shift course of war in Syria | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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"Kurds can be effective in Syria, and we need to increase support for them. Western countries, including the United States, should establish proper ties with Syria's Kurds."

Turkey is one of the strongest backers of the rebels seeking to topple Assad in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives since March, 2011.

Syria's ethnic Kurdish minority has been alternately battling Assad's forces and the Islamist-dominated rebels for control of parts of the north....

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Turkish court scraps plan to redevelop Taksim Square

Turkish court scraps plan to redevelop Taksim Square | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A Turkish Court has cancelled plans to redevelop Taksim Square, according to court ruling from early June obtained by Reuters. The authorities planned to turn the park into a monument to the Ottoman Empire, which sparked mass protests last month.
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Turkish man inspires hundreds with silent vigil in Taksim Square

Turkish man inspires hundreds with silent vigil in Taksim Square | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A Turkish man has staged an eight-hour silent vigil in Istanbul's Taksim Square, the scene of violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters in recent weeks, inspiring hundreds of others to follow his lead.

Erdem Gunduz said he wanted to take a stand against police stopping demonstrations near the square, the Dogan news agency reported.

He stood silently, facing the Ataturk Cultural Centre which was draped in Turkish flags and a portrait of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, from 6pm on Monday.

By 2am on Tuesday, when the police moved in, about 300 people had joined him. Ten people, who refused to be moved on by police, were detained.

Gunduz, swiftly dubbed "standing man" on social media in Turkey, inspired similar protests elsewhere in Istanbul, as well as in the capital, Ankara, and the city of Izmir on the Aegean coast.

The silent protests were in stark contrast to demonstrations at the weekend, which saw some of the fiercest clashes so far when police fired teargas and water cannons to clear thousands from Taksim Square.

What began in May as a protest by environmentalists upset over plans to build on a park adjoining Taksim Square has grown into a movement against the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, presenting the greatest public challenge to his 10-year leadership.

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Turkey: 'World's biggest prison' for media

Turkey: 'World's biggest prison' for media | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Istanbul, Turkey - Former Noble Peace Prize nominee Ragip Zarakolu says he's been charged with crimes against the state more than 70 times in his life. But those experiences didn't prepare the Turkish publisher and journalist for his latest stint behind bars.

Zarakolu spent six months last year in a Turkish high-security prison on terrorism-related charges before being released pending trial in April. If convicted, he could spend up to 15 years in jail.

"There was no [physical] torture but without [a real] reason to be arrested, it was torture to be treated like a terrorist. Everyone is looking at you like you're a monster," Zarakolu told Al Jazeera from a café near his home in Istanbul.

Zarakolu was among hundreds of others across Turkey - including lawyers, politicians, students, activists and other journalists - accused of belonging to, or aiding, an illegal organisation: the Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), which the Turkish government views as the urban branch of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

"This was the first time I went to a civilian prison and an anti-terror prison. It was a shock for me. It's unjust and there is no reason. My arrest was state terror," the 65-year-old said.....

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Turkey: End the incommunicado detention of Istanbul protesters | Amnesty International

Turkey: End the incommunicado detention of Istanbul protesters | Amnesty International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Police in Turkey are refusing to acknowledge that they have people in custody following mass detentions carried out during the night in Istanbul, Amnesty International said today.   


More than a hundred are believed to have been detained during Saturday night's demonstrations in the areas of Taksim, the main focus of the protests, and the nearby districts of Harbiye and Mecidiyekoy. The actual number is not known but is likely to be significantly higher.

The Istanbul Bar Association told Amnesty International that they knew of around 70 named individuals who were seen being detained by police but whose whereabouts still cannot be verified.  

"Following a night of shocking police violence, the authorities are now denying due process to those they have detained. The police must release them immediately or disclose their location and allow access to family members and lawyers," said Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International's researcher on Turkey, who is currently in Istanbul.....

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Riot police patrol Istanbul ahead of ruling party rally

Riot police patrol Istanbul ahead of ruling party rally | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Riot police fired occasional bursts of teargas in Istanbul on Sunday after a night of unrest to try to prevent anti-government demonstrators from regrouping ahead of a rally by Prime...

 

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A main public-sector union confederation, KESK, which has about 240,000 members, said it would call a national strike for Monday, while a second union grouping said it was holding an emergency meeting to decide whether to join the action.

"The police brutality aims at clearing the streets of Istanbul to make way for Erdogan's meeting," said Oguz Kaan Salici, Istanbul president of the main opposition People's Republican Party. "Yet it will backfire. People feel betrayed."

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Turkish police clear Istanbul’s Taksim Square of protesters

Turkish police clear Istanbul’s Taksim Square of protesters | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

ISTANBUL — In a tear-gas-filled conclusion to two weeks of anti-government protests in Turkey, riot police on Saturday cleared a central Istanbul square and park that had formed the heart of a broad challenge to the 10-year rule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The storming of Taksim Square and adjoining Gezi Park risked further inflaming opposition to Erdogan, with protesters who had complained that he had authoritarian tendencies saying Saturday that the leader had destroyed all chances for negotiation. Before the occupation was cleared, protesters had been discussing Saturday whether to stand down after Erdogan had offered concessions. On a warm Saturday night, crowds were unusually large in Gezi Park.....

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Turkish Protesters Say Talks Lead to a Tentative Agreement

Turkish Protesters Say Talks Lead to a Tentative Agreement | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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After over a decade of Mr. Erdogan and his religiously conservative Justice and Development Party in power, Turks have become accustomed to a micromanaging leadership style in which no matter is too small to merit the attention of the prime minister and even big foreign policy decisions pivot on the emotions and whims of one man.

¶“Over the last decade he’s become the sun around which all of Turkish politics revolves,” said Steven A. Cook, a Turkey expert at the Council on Foreign Relations. “The prime minister is surrounded by yes people who won’t make a decision without his approval.”...

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Riot police end Istanbul park protest

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish riot police firing tear gas and water cannons took less than half an hour on Saturday to bring to an end an 18-day occupation of an Istanbul park at the center of the strongest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 10-year rule.

The sweep by white-helmeted riot police emptied the Gezi park of protesters, leaving a series of colorful, abandoned tents behind. Bulldozers moved in afterward, scooping up debris as crews of workmen in hard hats and fluorescent yellow vests tore down the tents. Protesters put up little physical resistance, even as plain-clothes police shoved many of them to drive them from the park.

White smoke billowed skyward as a phalanx of riot police marched inside the park on Saturday. They tore down protesters' banners, toppled a communal food stall, and sprayed tear gas over the tents and urging those inside to get out.

For over two weeks, protesters had defied Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's warnings to vacate the area.

Tayfun Kahraman, a member of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of protest movements, said an untold number of people in the park had been injured — some from rubber bullets.

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