Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tragedy returned to Turkey last night, as another life was taken by police during an attack on demonstrators in the Armutlu neighborhood in the city of Hatay in southeastern Turkey. Ahmet Atakan, 22, was attending a protest that took place yesterday evening to support demonstrations at the Middle Eastern Technical University and Tuzluçayır in Ankara, and Okmeydanı in İstanbul. According to Halk TV, at around 01:20 Tuesday morning, reports surfaced that a man had been hit in the head by a gas canister and was in a critical condition. Despite being taken to a nearby hospital where efforts were made to save him, it was announced by Halk TV at 02:38 that Atakan had lost his life. The police brutality sadly did not end after this tragic incident, as police continued to attack demonstrators even in front of the hospital where Atakan lost his life and where people had gathered to wait for news. When news began to spread of Atakan’s death, members of the public came together at the spot where he was hit to pay their respects to the young man. This latest killing is the latest in a series of deaths and grave injuries caused by police during this year’s protests. Ethem Sarısülük, Ali İsmail Korkmaz, Abdullah Cömert, and Mehmet Ayvalıtaş were all killed by police officers during protests, however no charges are yet to have been brought against their killers. The list of injuries is even longer, and includes the 14 year old BE, who has not woken from a coma since the police fired a tear gas canister at his head as he went to buy bread on 12 June.
If anyone ever asks you why Istanbul wasn't awarded the Olympics, tonight offers you a compelling answer. The Turkey-Sweden U21 match has just had to be abandoned because the police have released so much gas on protests in Taksim that it has wafted down to Kasımpaşa. Turkey has reawakened tonight after Ahmet Atakan was killed last night in Antakya. Protests everywhere. Police everywhere. A long autumn awaits. See also: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=197283023776066&set=a.163064897197879.1073741826.163062643864771&type=3&theater #AhmetAtakan #KatilDevlet #istanbul2020olympics #BridgeTogether #direngezi #direnAnkara #occupygezi #occupyturkey
Friday, May 31, 2013
Dear friends all around the world,something brave and significant is happening in Istanbul, Turkey. A late blooming Occupy wave one might call it.Citizens tired of a bullying government with its corrupt management of public spaces and reckless abuse of land are coming together to protect a public park in the heart of the Istanbul which is under the threat of being demolished so the 94th shopping mall can be built in its place. People are holding in spite of the brutal attacks by the police (today's attack was at 5am in the morning one shall point out! including tear gas bombs, burning the tents, hospitalizing a person...). It is the 3rd day now, more than 10,000 people have gathered in the park!Meanwhile, public spaces are being sold to hotels, precious ecosystems are being wasted for more industry, power plants, 3rd bridge over Bosphorus! This has become a matter about more than just saving trees. This is an 'I can do whatever I damn well want', fascist mentality that not only supresses but attacks its own people. To make matters worse, media channels are being censored so as not to display the news.#direngeziparki is now the 2nd worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Please help us to share this message and stop Erdogan's ruthless, inhumane acts. What you can do:- Forward this message to everyone you know- Send your support messages through twitter with the #direngeziparki hashtag- Tag @bbc @cnn @reuters and other large media channels in these posts- Post this message on facebook- Let your local and national media channels know, please help spread the news globally. We need all the support we can get now.. http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201305302148-0022796 http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/EUR44/013/2013/en/b815b896-9366-4989-a11f-f03353fb0161/eur440132013en.html http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-980163
Posted by Prem Saisha at Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Mount Ida is lightly populated upland massif of about 700 km² located to the north of Edremit. A number of small villages in the region are connected by paths. Drainage is mainly to the south, into the Gulf of Edremit, also known as Edremit Bay, where the coast is rugged and is known as "the Olive Riviera.". However, the Karamenderes River (the ancient Scamander) flows from the other side of Mount Ida to the west. Its valley under Kaz Dağları has been called "the Vale of Troy" by English speakers. Currently a modest 2.4 km² of Mount Ida are protected by Kaz Dağı National Park, created in 1993. The summit is windswept and bare with a relatively low tree line due to exposure, but the slopes of this mountain, at the edge of mild Mediterranean and colder central Anatolian climate zones, hold a wealth of endemic flora, marooned here after the Ice Age. The climate at lower altitudes has become increasingly hot and dry in the deforested landscape. The dry period lasts from May to October. Rainfall averages between 631 and 733 mm per year. The mean annual temperature is 15.7 degrees Celsius, with diurnal temperatures as high as 43.7 degrees Celsius in Edremit. The forests on the upper slopes consist mainly of Turkish Fir (Abies nordmanniana subsp. equi-trojani; considered by some botanists to be a distinct species Abies equi-trojani). Best Place to stay :)
Friday, June 22, 2012
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
|“Woman is to be loved, not to be understood” Osho|
‘The Book of Woman’ describes what it means to be a woman and explores the feminine aspect of human beings. Osho has touched the female consciousness on various levels like marriage, love, motherhood, creativity, the body and mind. He believes that by imitating a man, woman has become a second-rate man and has lost her sensitivity, softness and grace. ‘Women are just trying to be like men. If men smoke cigarettes, the woman has to smoke. If they wear pants, the woman has to wear pants. If they do a certain thing, the woman has to do that. She is just becoming a second-rate man’
About love and lovers, the book reveals that a great lover is always ready to love and each heart is a valley where the love resounds like an echo. He says that lovers don’t deceive each other, they are saying the truth but that truth belongs to the moment.
Questioning the concept of marriage, he says it is the ‘ugliest institution invented by man’. He termed it as legalized form of prostitution as its aim is to monopolize a woman. He is equally against the institution of family ‘The family doesnot help the child to inquire, it gives beliefs and beliefs are poison. Once the child is burdened with beliefs, his inquiry is crippled, paralyzed and his wings are cut. That is why there are so less Buddhas in this world’
Motherhood; Osho describes as a great responsibility and a great art; which needs to be learnt. Osho requests all mothers to be joyous, listen to music and meditate. Be very soft and don’t do anything hectic. Just go slowly, because a guest is arriving, and they have the responsibility to welcome him/her cheerfully and carefully.
Also, he has raised some very significant points about the Feministmovements. He has termed these liberation movements as a subtle conspiracy of man against woman to make her independent. As per his view, the male mind is very cunning and is succeeding. Now man wants to get rid of women. He wants no responsibility. Moreover he says that feminism has turned women into wolves and has taught them how to fight which is not there job. Man has put woman on high pedestal. It was his trick to control her. ‘Liberation movements have done nothing because it is in the hands of very stupid women’
In order to find her true potential, he says, a woman should search within her own soul and rebel against any repression. ‘The women needs revolt, not acceptance’. This book is a must read for all the feminists out there.