Istanbul/Turkey

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by hairychris, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. hairychris

    hairychris Hairy Old Bloke

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    Seriously, hope anyone who's on here from Turkey is OK.
     
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    vansinn SS.org Regular

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    Yup, good to see the people going against Erdogan (who wants a new Ottoman empire) attempting to create outright war against Syria.
    Also good to see Germans blocking the EEC headquarters in protest.
    All the while Natanyahu refers Israeli protesters as extremists..
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    It does seem like an extremely out-of-proportion reaction from Erdogan. I, as one of the resident angry atheists on this board, am happy that a secular system of government has popular support in at least one middle eastern nation, as there seems to be an element of push-back in these protests against increased islamisation of the Turkish government.


    Turkey has always been a close ally to Sweden, and the Ottomans helped us against the Russians, so I propose we send down Sweden's one employed soldier to help the people out.
     
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    necronile SS.org Regular

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    Yup...
    people here in Israel should learn from people of Turkey,
    if you want change you have to really show it.
     
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    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    It is amazing how little media coverage this gets.

    Oh, and I wanted to share an amazing picture I just saw...I am not a football fan, but know a thing or two about it - so this is pretty much an indication of "how real shit just got".

    [​IMG]
     
  6. hairychris

    hairychris Hairy Old Bloke

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    Yeah, I saw that the ultras are all in on this. Although it may be for the opportunity to kick police arse....!
     
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    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

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    Apparently, according to Facebook this is nowhere as important as Game of Thrones. People are ....ing idiots, man. :wallbash:
     
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    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    as someone who visited turkey last year, this saddens me. i admit i dont know the full extent of the issues that are going there, but turkey is such a beautiful place with even nicer people.

    with that being said...i'm not sure who to believe here. on one side, the media is siding with the mass. the news is siding with the police and government. and then the neutral are siding with neither as both sides are being silly.

    but i thought these were interesting:


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    Murmel SS.org Regular

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    "Sad" but true :lol:
     

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