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May 31, 2013

Istanbul's Current, Heart Breaking Situation

Istanbul is going through a very heart-breaking period. I normally don't want to share my political views on this blog but there are some stuff that I need to get out of my system. You'll probably see a lot of criticism towards our government on this post but of course, it's just my opinion, feel free to criticise ME on that. So, here it goes:
The government of Turkey, decided to cut down one of the most beautiful parks here in Istanbul, Taksim. Gezi Parkı is not only a typical place where you can go and have a picnic but is also a place that holds so much culture, with yet one of the most popular streets in terms of our culture Istiklal right beside it. The reason behind this extermination of the woods and the park itself is due to the fact that the government wants to build a gigantic shopping center, like the place needs any. Istiklal Caddesi is a street full of stores on both sides and yet, the government wants to destroy every single beauty in Turkey so that they can get their hands on more money. For a couple of days now, people are literally camping on that area so that the bulldozers can't cut the trees down. The police is throwing gas bombs and use pepper spray randomly, without thinking about the consequences. And the consequences? 7 PEOPLE DIED, JUST TODAY (which in our local news they only mentioned 3). They suffered because of suffocation that the bombs and the sprays had caused. They were beaten, brutally because they were fighting for the nature. And the saddest part is that NOBODY is showing what's really going on in there. CNN reported the incident on their "World News" corner but they never showed the REAL situation in the Gezi Parkı, they just showed random footage of people running down the streets. Even our local newspapers and TV channels don't show the reality of this sad story. I will join those people in the park tomorrow, no matter what the consequence will be. This government MUST be stopped. The government underestimate its citizens, most of us might be uneducated but we know how to fight against our enemies.

Istanbul, şu an gerçekten çok iç bükücü bir süreçten geçiyor. Normalde, blogumda politik görüşlerimi paylaşmaya karşıyım fakat son olan olaylardan sonra içimi boşaltmam gerekiyor. Bu yazımda, şu anki hükümete karşı ciddi bir eleştriyle karşı karşıya kalabilirsiniz ama tabii ki bunlar sadece benim görüşlerim, BENİ özgürce eleştirebilirsiniz. İşte başlıyoruz:
Türkiye hükümeti, İstanbul Taksim'deki çok güzel parklardan birini birkaç gün önce yıkma kararı aldı. Gezi Parkı sadece gidip piknik yapabileceğiniz bir yer değil hem de, içinde gerçekten bir kültürü barındıran bir yer, yan tarafında kültür bakımından en önemli caddelerimizden biri olan İstiklal Caddesi ile birlikte. Bu yıkımın nedeni, hükümetin buraya kocaman bir alışveriş merkezi açmak istemeseydi, sanki daha çok alışveriş merkezine ihtiyacımız varmış gibi. İstiklal Caddesi zaten her tarafı dükkanlarla dolu olan bir yer, fakat hükümet sırf cebine biraz daha para girsin diye Türkiye'nin tüm güzelliklerini teker teker yok etmekte ısrarlı. Birkaç gündür, insanlar buldozerleri durdurmak için, kelimenin tam anlamıyla bu alanda kamp yapmaktalar. Polis ise, insanlara gaz bombası atıyor ve biber gazı sıkıyor, hem de sonuçlarını düşünmeden. Sonuçlar mı? SADECE BUGÜN, 7 KİŞİ HAYATINI KAYBETTİ (ki haber kanallarımız bu sayıyı sadece 3 olarak gösterdi). İnsanlarımız burada biber gazı ve gaz bombasından sonra boğularak acı çektiler. Polis tarafından, sadece doğayı korumak istedikleri için acımasızca dövüldüler. Ve en üzücü kısım ise KİMSE burada gerçekten neler olup bittiğini göstermiyor. CNN, "Dünya haberleri" bölümünde bu olaydan bahsetti fakat GERÇEK görüntülerdense, insanların sokaklarda koşuşmalarını göstermekle yetindi. Kendi yerel kanallarımız bile bu durumun gerçekçi yanını göstermekten bir haberler. Yarın, bu parkta oradaki insanlara katılacağım, sonuçları ne olursa olsun. Bu hükümet durdurulmak ZORUNDA. Hükümet, vatandaşlarını çok hafife alıyor, evet belki bir çoğumuz eğitimsiz olabiliriz ama, düşmanlarımıza karşı savaşmayı da biliriz.









 Wearing: OHMYLOVE Kimono // ZARA Shorts // TOPSHOP Crop-Top // GINA TRICOT Feathered Necklace // THRIFTED Heels

28 comments:

  1. Many thanks for sharing this absolutely bad news with us, dearest Eda! And yes, there wasn´t anything mentioned about this inconceivable incident. And how stupid is this please? To destroy a wonderful park for a shopping center? No, I can´t really understand what there´s going on ... And 7 death people makes me so sad ... Is there any solution in sight?

    But - you look really awesome in your outfit - your are the bright spot in this post.

    Big hugs from the very cold and rainy but peaceful Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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    1. Unfortunately, the situation is going even worse. More people have died since I wrote this post and many are hospitalised. People from Amsterdam and Oslo are also demonstrating on the streets! Police forces are now throwing bombs from their helicopters! It's so sad! But I know we will make it through this dark place. Thank you so much!

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  2. I love your hair, you look great.
    I hope you make it through, stay strong.

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    1. Thank you! Also for your wishes :)

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  4. Love photos, I especially like the crop top! I hope that things will get better there, and my heart goes out to all of those who had died. xx

    wildflowerofprague.blogspot.cz

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    1. Thank you so much, I hope that as well! <3

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  5. Reading your text made me sad, angry and upset - all at the same time! Normal, innocent people shouldn't go through that. No one should! And the reason that many people have died for is just ridiculous.. I bet the ones who were sitting in the park didn't do anything THAT radical to deserve gas bombs or pepper spray.

    I wish you all the best, fight for better conditions and stay strong!<3

    xoxo Eeva
    http://eeva-theapple.blogspot.fi/

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    1. They were just sitting there, playing the guitar and reading! They were TOTALLY innocent! We're still fighting against the police for 4 days now, I'll go there in a couple of hours too. It's really sad. The Police vs. The Citizens. The Tear Gas vs. Nothing really. We took over Taksim yesterday and blocked all the roads so the police can't enter, but we still have to fight for Beşiktaş too! Thank you dear Eeva! <3

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  6. love the crop top, it looks amazing! Gosh, that's kind of really sad! Hope you can stop the building of this shopping center!

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  7. I'm totaly with u here and I'm at the same oppinion. They have no right to cut down those trees and destroy the park. This even sounds ridiculous, Istanbul is overcrouded with shopping centres and malls, and there are so little peaceful place to have rest and take a stroll. This barbarity must be stopped, no doubt. Hopefully, everything will be alright!
    Nice post, well done!
    Have a great time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.com

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    1. Yeah, but the thing is, it's so much more than just a park right now. It's about how tired the citizens are of the dictatorship of AKP. I have a strong feeling about this though, everyone from all over Turkey is fighting this time, it's really amazing! Thank you so much, be safe!

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  8. that's so sad :( can't believe people are dying from their recklessness! and I agree, more coverage is deserved.

    Metallic Paws

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    1. Exactly... I hope it'll end soon before more innocent people get harmed.

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  9. I'm glad you are voicing your political views. That's a sad situation, and it's not right to build a shopping mall in a sacred place important to so many people. I've been to that park and it's beautiful, like the rest of Istanbul!

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    1. Thank you so much, though it's way bigger than just building a shopping mall. It's about the dictator who's trying to take everything from us. Of course, I'd be glad! :)

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  10. gorgeous outfit!

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  11. love your style ;)
    like your blog,would You like to follow each other ? just let me know dear :)
    XO MP

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  12. amazing look! I'm coming here from IFB :) you're so beautiful!
    best regards

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  13. Oh wow! that's very brave of you to decide to directly dives into the center of conflicts. I hope you're doing well. Anyway, i also share your feelings towards media. It's just very difficult to find any of them who are actually accurate and objective. I just hope things will get better where you are...

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    1. Thank you so much dear Aini, since media is obviously not doing it's purpose, I just felt like it's my duty to inform the world around me on what's going on. Some of the TV channels are actually showing the truth but they are being hardly ever watched. I hope things will get better as well. :)

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