Büyük Park işgali fotoğrafları
İzmir Bornova‘da Gezi Parkı hareketinin yarattığı domino etkisiyle toplanan Büyük Park Forumu süreç ilerledikçe Büyük Park’ın işgaline evrildi. Tabii bu işgalin boyutu Gezi Parkı ile kıyaslanamaz: Parkın yaklaşık yüzde beşlik bir alanı işgal edilmiş durumda ve parktaki günlük işleyiş hiçbir değişim ya da kesintiye uğramadan devam ediyor.
Hem Büyük Park Forumu’na hem park işgaline katılım sayısının az olduğu söylenebilir. Hele İstanbul‘da Gezi eylemlerinin en hareketli olduğu dönemde Bornova’da yapılan yürüyüşlere kıyasla…
24 Ağustos’ta sabah saatlerine doğru polis parktaki eyleme müdahale edip çadırları kaldırdı. Ancak park işgali bitmedi.
— Büyük Park Forumu (@BuyukParkForumu) August 24, 2013
Bugüne dönelim: İşgal hâlâ sürüyor ve eylemciler, Gezi eylemlerinde İzmir’de tutuklanan Burcu Koçlu ve Elif Kaya’nın serbest bırakılmasını talep ediyor…
Parktaki işgalden fotoğraflar burada:
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U.S. President Barack Obama said he had not yet signed off on a plan to strike Syria
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The delay in accessing the alleged chemical weapons attack site could make the UN inspectors’ investigation difficult.
I was in a meeting recently in Washington with a whole bunch of important people, when I heard a chilling phrase: Obama had “no good options” in Syria. It’s become a cliché. Aaron David Miller in a CNN commentary said there were “no good options” for dealing with the situation. Michael Tomasky of the Daily Beast wonders if bombing Syria is America’s “best bad option.”
What does the world look like when people begin to doubt the credibility of U.S. power? Unfortunately, we’re finding that out in Syria and other nations where leaders have concluded they can defy a war-weary United States without paying a price.
Inter arma enim silent leges, said the Romans—in times of war, the law falls silent. But ours is a chattier society. Rather than keep silent, our laws speak loudly about war. We just don’t follow them—as the U.S. military intervention in Syria is about to show.
President Obama surely didn’t want to offer his commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech on a day dominated by rumors of war. An armed conflict with the Syrian government, even of limited duration, was never part of Obama’s dream.
The al-Qaeda linked “Jabhat al-Nusra” (al-Nusra Front) in Syria, stands accused of instigating a sectarian racist war against civilian Kurds in Syria’s northern Kurdish region, one that is escalating rapidly.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey’s aid to the Syrian people was based on the “responsibility to contribute to the foundation of a new Syria”
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that Syria would defend itself against any aggression
A week after the alleged toxic gas attack in Syria, the US and its allies are pushing ahead with preparations for a military intervention against the Assad regime. According to reports in the media, the air strikes may begin as soon as Thursday. Commentators criticise that the West, wary of serious intervention via a UN protective force, is just trying to soothe its conscience with the move.
The UK puts a proposal for a resolution to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council “authorising all necessary measures to protect civilians” in Syria.
Soon, military action against the Assad regime by western powers may be all but inevitable. But what kind of action, for what purpose, in the service of what larger strategy?
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Following the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad’s regime in Syria, the stakes have been raised. But as the calls for international military intervention grows louder, how have Europe’s various players been lining up? Well, the EU is certainly not “speaking with one voice.” Somehow neither the Lisbon Treaty, nor the EEAS nor the arrival of Cathy Ashton has managed to magically replace 28 individual foreign policies with a single EU one. (We remain shocked!)
As we noted in our previous blog post, Syria has again shown that the EU holds almost as many foreign policy positions as there are states – though we should also remember that this is an extremely complex and senstitive situation.
The momentum in the United States is shifting towards a larger-scale attack on the Assad regime. But even a limited one will transform the nature of the war, with region-wide consequences.
Prime Minister David Cameron was forced yesterday (28 August) to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain’s leader after coming under fierce domestic and international pressure.
Just a day after recalling Britain’s parliament to vote on how to respond to Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons, Cameron was ambushed when the opposition Labour party said it wanted greater parliamentary scrutiny and rebel lawmakers in his own ruling Conservative party said they would oppose him.
Why is the United States rushing to take military action in Syria BEFORE it has ascertained the facts from the United Nations chemical warfare specialists? The US alleges that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad has exploded chemical weapons with poison gas just a few kms east of Damascus at Ghouta in rebel-held suburbs of Jobar, Zamalka and Ein Tarma and possibly several others. What will more deaths achieve among those who say they ‘love death more than life‘?
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While the U.S. appears poised for missile strikes against Syria as early as Thursday?in response to the Assad regime’s August 21 chemical weapons attacks near Damascus, clarity of mission remains an issue for Obama.
The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed at least 100 people is no “slam dunk”
Russian President Putin and Iranian counterpart Rouhani agree that chemical weapon use is “impermissible”
The chemical attack allegations on August 21 in rebel-hold districts of the Syrian capital Damascus
The United States on Wednesday ruled out a last-minute bid for UN Security Council action over chemical weapons attacks in Syria, heightening expectations of a Western military strike.
Britain will not take military action against the Syrian regime before United Nations inspectors report back on evidence of chemical weapons attacks
UN experts visited the site Wednesday of a second alleged chemical attack near Syria’s capital, and took blood, urine and hair samples from reported victims, an AFP photographer said.
Leaders of the group of the G20 major economies are set to debate sanctions against Syria in a 5-6 September meeting in St Petersburg, with Western nations led by the United States preparing for air strikes in retaliation to a recent chemical attack on civilians.
Russian experts quoted by the Russian press agency, RIA Novosti, said that it was unlikely that US President Barack Obama would decide to carry attacks against targets in Syria ahead of the St Petersburg summit.
I will let you know of details as I get them. I might attend the event in Adana… Let’s see…
An Istanbul court today released S.Ç., dubbed the “machete man” after video surfaced showing him allegedly attacking protester
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Iran and Russia stand alongside Assad regime while UK, France and Australia follow US lead
As the US moves towards military intervention in the Syrian conflict, world leaders have issued a string of belicose statements, with Iran and Russia standing alongside the Assad regime against a western alliance led by the US, UK, France and Australia.
The Obama administration is considering military options that include multi-day strikes on Syrian government targets
After a brief courtship last spring, relations between Israel and Turkey have fallen to a new low, officials in both countries say, just as the two former allies are bracing for possible U.S. military action in neighboring Syria.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry that Moscow rejects Washington’s claim the Syrian regime was behind a chemical weapons attack
File – In this Jan. 3, 2012 file photo, Gaza Strip’s Hamas Premier Ismail Haniyeh, left, and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan salute together the lawmakers and supporters of Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey. After a brief courtship last spring, relations between Israel and Turkey have fallen to a new low, officials in both countries say, just as the two former allies are bracing for possible U.S. military action in neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/File )
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As a sort of workaholic, this is the first time in this summer to be out of town for pleasure. I initially intended to spend some time in Black Sea region mountains but summer school classes lasted longer than I expected and could not leave town on time.
Antakya/Hatay is one of the cities I have always wondered about. This city is in the border of Turkey and Syria – yes, i could not totally escape from my news junkiness- known to be great for foodporn! Such delicious food. However, unlike many other friends, I don’t like to take photos of food I eat. So there won’t be any food photos here. However I will list. So far, I had Parmak kebap, Hünkarbegendi, Ekşi Aşı çorba, Kireçte Kabak Tatlısı ve Haytalı.
Here is an old building in the city center:
Here is a spot in otherwise a bustling open bazaar. (Uzun Çarşı)
And yes, I could not resist the temptation and I and my friend Ceren walked to a neighbourhood called Armutlu, known to be hotbed for leftist activism and witnesses some of the major protests during Occupy Gezi. Here is a slogan: “Long live Chaves, the commander.
One of the 5 martyrs of Antakya, Abdullah Cömert was allegedly killed by police right in this spot in Armutlu. Here is a commeration spot for Mr. Cömert. We later went to pay a visit to Abdullah parents… They live in Armutlu, too…
Well, now I stay in this cool cafe in the city center again. I might delve into another round of foodporn but I am a bit sad after the Armutlu visit…
“Hükümet Somalili mültecileri sınırdışı etmekten vazgeçmeli”
İnsan Hakları Derneği (İHD) adına yapılan yazılı açıklamada, Suriye üzerinden Türkiye‘ye sığınan Somalili mültecilerin Somali’ye gönderildiği iddia edildi.
İHD’nin Suriye’deki içsavaştan kaçıp Türkiye’ye sığınan Somalililerle ilgili açıklamasından satırbaşları şöyle:
- “Suriye’deki içsavaş başlamadan önce, kendi ülkelerindeki içsavaştan Suriye’ye kaçan Somalili mülteciler, şimdi de Suriye’den kaçarak Türkiye’ye sığınmaktadır; ve İHD’ye yapılan başvurularda da belirtildiği gibi, Suriyeli olmadıkları için aynı ilgiyi görememekte ve şimdi de sınırdışı edilmek üzeredirler.
– “Bu sınırdışı işleminin arkasındaki nedenin Suriye’deki yaklaşık 5000 Somalilinin Türkiye’ye gelmesini engellemek olduğundan endişe ediyoruz.”
– “Birleşmiş Milletler’den alınmış belgeleri olsun olmasın Suriye’den gelen Somalililerin, Türkiye ile Somali arasında doğrudan uçuşların başladığı günden bu yana Somali’ye gönderildiği ileri sürülmektedir.
– “Bu kişiler Türkiye’ye ulaşıncaya kadar defalarca ölüm tehlikesi atlatmakta, işkence görmekte ve soyulmaktadırlar. Tam da çatışma bölgesinden uzaklaştıklarını düşündükleri sırada yeniden bir içsavaşın yaşandığı Somali’ye gönderilmek üzere bekletilmektedir.”
Yapılan açıklamada, Somali ve Türkiye arasında direkt uçuşların başlamasından sonra, Somalili mültecilerin ülkelerine gönderildiği iddiasına yer verildi. Hükümetin, “soruna daha derinlikli yaklaşarak Somalili mültecileri sınırdışı etmekten vazgeçmesi gerektiği” belirtildi.