Shoe-throwing- Turkish version

In Announcements on October 1, 2009 at 14:28

last update: 02 Oct. 2009- 10:50

Todays Birgüns first page

Today's Birgün's first page

The paper for whom Mr. Özbek works for shows solidarity, I guess. “Everyone needs a shoe one day”. The thrown shoe is an imitation Nike shoe.

Selçuk Özbek, an editor at Birgün, a leftist daily, throws a shoe at Mr. Strauss-Kahn. The incident took place at another campus of my university. I was in the other campus, waiting  for the introductory meeting with Media MA students. At first, we thought he was one of our students but he turned out to be a journalist. Not particularly imaginative after the original show throwing event. Mr. Strauss-Kahn responded maturely.

The protester has been released during the day. My Facebook and Friendfeed newsstream is full of comments praising the action although I am not that excited. More in the comments section…


IMF chief targeted by shoe-throwing protester

The IMF’s managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is targeted by a shoe-throwing protester as he arrives in Istanbul to launch the fund’s annual meeting

Student Throws Shoe At IMF Chief In Istanbul Protest –

Dominique Strauss-Kahn joins the shoe club

by Joshua Keating

While speaking in Turkey, IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn became the latest world leader to fall victim to an attack by shoe:

Turks see no block on EU bid by new German gov’t | International | Reuters

Shoe Is Thrown at I.M.F. Director in Istanbul


The protester missed hitting Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the end of the director’s speech on Thursday in the lead-up to International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Turkey.

  1. indeed, not so original. the guy made a fool about himself..)

  2. Well, most people do not think like that but I agree with you. I have no problem with activism against the meetings but most protest because it is trendy to protest. most practices are imported and not locally created. imagination weak…

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