One year on from the Gezi Park protests in Turkey
Our colleague, Zeyno Ustun, is back in Istanbul this month. We corresponded about the situation there on the occasion of the anniversary of the Gezi protests. She reports political paralysis with maximum police presence and sent a report from Amnesty International that she judges to summarize the situation accurately. Zeyno came across the following piece in Revolution News. It is re-posted here with permission. –Jeff Goldfarb
The repression of peaceful protest and the use of abusive force by police continues unabated one year after the Gezi Park protests.
Across Turkey, more than 5,500 people have been prosecuted in connection with the Gezi Park protests. …