Updates and recaps from the Turkish social unrest

A different recap in Vice-style of the most newsworthy story of the last two weeks and certainly the most firing event and social uprising of the last decade in Turkey.

A documentary which takes the angle of the protesters and reflects the insight of this fight that began as peaceful and environmentally-centered in Gezi Park and turned into violet, triggering a cry for justice against the Erdogan government.

Peaceful protesters gained quickly the reputation of ‘terrorists’ and “The Turkish deputy prime minister has said that the army could be deployed to halt protests that have swept the nation over the past two weeks.” (Aljazeera reported).

“What is required of us is to stop if there is a protest against the law. Here is the police, if not enough gendarme, if not TSK,” he said in a televised interview to the A Haber channel.

Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks here briefly comments on some of the most salient and discussed quotes of the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It seems like comprise and negotiation are not really on the agenda…what seems to be the action and position of the Prime Minister? Is he fighting against his own people?

Laura Zuffi

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