Gezi-Park

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Aujourd'hui c'est la cérémonie pour une de nos martyrs tombées ces dernières semaines face à Daech. Vous trouverez un résumé de l engagement révolutionnaire de notre camarade.

“The Girl With The Red Scarf” is immortal!

Ayşe Deniz Karacagil was only a student when she became a hero of the rebellion that began in Gezi Park against the ruling religious-fascist regime in Turkey. When was sentenced to a ridiculous 103 years prison as reactionary judges argued the red scarf she wore to protests marked her out as a “socialist terrorist” her case was known across the country. She became hailed as “The Girl With The Red Scarf”. When she was released briefly in February 2014 before retrial she escaped to the mountains, following the path she had learned from revolutionaries she had met in prison.

Soon after she wrote a letter announcing she had joined the armed units of the MLKP to break the siege of Kobane. After the victory over ISIS there she stated how beautiful it was to live in a time of revolution. In 2017 she joined other young communists from across the world in the International Freedom Battalion to liberate Raqqa. She fell a martyr during a clash with ISIS in the morning of May 29th.

By dying in the service of socialism she has become immortal!

Ayşe Karacagil is immortal!

Take up her red scarf and fight on!

FOR WOMEN! FOR LIFE! FOR COMMUNISM!

Armenian tombstones found in Taksim’s Gezi Park, Istanbul (2013)

The tombstones are currently at the Istanbul Archeological Museum, the authorities of which are studying the stones. “The inscriptions on one of the tombstones are worn and illegible. The other two are without inscriptions. On five of the tombstones it is possible to read only the dates,” a museum spokesperson informed. The museum later reported that thirteen of the tombstones were found to be made of marble. The tombstones found date to the 17th to 19th centuries. Gezi Park [and the surrounding hotels] was an Armenian cemetery (Pangaltı) before it was a park, the largest non-Muslim cemetery in Istanbul at its time. The Pangaltı Armenian cemetery was demolished in the 1930s and in 1939 its marble tombstones were sold and used to build the Gezi Park’s fountains and stairs.

The Istanbul Armenian Genocide memorial, also known as Huşartsan, was a marble monument that became the first memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. It was erected in 1919 and located in today’s Gezi Park near the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. The monument was located on the premises of the former Pangaltı Armenian Cemetery. 

In 1922, during the Turkish National Movement, the monument was dismantled and subsequently lost.

The Pangaltı Armenian Cemetery was to be later demolished and confiscated by the Turkish government in the 1930s. [x]

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“The stairs of the Gazi Park were built from Armenian gravestones.”

bu kente yalnızlık çöktüğü zaman
uykusunda bir kuş olur ecelsiz
alıp da başını gitmek istersin
karanlık sokaklar kör, sağır, dilsiz
ey sevda kuşanıp yollara düşen
bilesin bu yollar dağlar dolanır
yare ulaşmadan düşersen eğer
yarına sesinin yankısı kalır.
gecenin ucunda gün aralanır
yar sevdasıyla yürek bilenir
sızılı bir ırmak uğurlar seni
su olup akarsın kır çiçeklenir.

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Protests Against Turkish Government

A clash between police and demonstrators in Turkey has turned into a week-long movement against the Turkish government. On May 28 at Taksim Gezi Park, an urban recreational area in Istanbul, demonstrators rallied to oppose the government-approved redevelopment plan of the park — including the removal of trees and building a shopping mall. A riot erupted that has triggered more demonstrations across the country. Hundreds of people have now been arrested and injured. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s leadership in reaction to dissidents is under scrutiny as a public angered by his authoritarian style grows, and support of opposing Erdogan has spread beyond Turkey’s borders in European and U.S. demonstrations.

Photo Credit: eser.karadag

Rabbim,
Aslında sökülüp başka yerlere dikilecek olan bir kaç ağacın derdine düşen saf yureklilerimizi muhafaza eyle, yayalastirma çalışmalarının yapıldığı meydandaki parkın kaldirilabilecegini düşünen saflarimiza idrak ver, yapacağı işi güzelce insanlara izah edemeyen ve haddini aşan idarecilerimizi ıslah eyle.

Iyi niyetli kimselerin gayretlerini suistimal eden, öteye beriye zarar veren fırsatçı serefsizlerle vatan hainlerini ve
Polis vb devlet kimliği ile masumlara, müslümanlara, sucsuzlara, mazlumlara eziyet eden şerefsizleri de KAHHAR isminle kahreyle,
bizi onların zulmünden ve gafletten uzak eyle.

(28 şubat süreci ve öncesi gibi Bu ortam da bizim özümüzdeki insanlikla bağdaşmaz…bize ait olmayan hareket noktalarıyla bizi zora sokmaya çalışıyorlar…Allah muhafaza eylesin)

It was never downright illegal to be LGBTQ in Turkey but there is no legislation against discrimination and hate crime, which makes life very precarious for queers. In fact, Turkey is one of the countries with the highest number of trans murders. Also, there are instances where the basic rights of trans people have been hijacked, like when a famous trans singer was banned from going on stage in the 1980s. More recently, trans individuals were fined for “exhibitionism” for merely going about their lives in the clothing of the gender they identify with. Although NGOs fighting for LGBTQ rights have been working diligently for over two decades, society is still homophobic and transphobic. While the queer community has feminist, anarchist and leftist allies, these supporters have a problematic relationship with LGBTQ politics, to say the least. The Gezi movement was an important moment in spreading coalition. We personally joined the Gezi movement because we were afraid that, the way things were going, we would not be able to do the Pride parade. It all started with the ban of International Labour Day demonstrations that take place on the 1st of May each year. The government closed down public transport and traffic in major bridges, roads and so on, to prevent people from reaching Taksim square where the demonstrations were going to take place and where Gezi Park is situated. Then, throughout May, not a single demonstration could happen on Istiklal Street (the street that leads to Taksim square and Gezi Park), where there is usually at least one demonstration daily. Whenever a group holding a sign came together, even if it was just five people, the police used gas. This street is also where the Pride parade is held every year. So, by the end of May, when the Gezi movement started, we joined in to defend not only Pride but public assembly in general. The LGBTQ community had also specific reasons for defending Gezi Park against demolition as the park is a cruising area for gay men. When a very wide spectrum of people came together at Gezi, most of them had never even met a LGBTQ person before, yet, they ended up resisting side by side. The Gezi movement was dispersed very violently by the end of June but, paradoxically, when we still took to the streets for the Pride parade on the last Sunday of June, no one cared to stop us. Considering the preceding violence towards public protest, that was the first occasion that a demonstration was not stopped. So, with the Gezi protestors joining us, Pride 2013 became the biggest to date with over fifty thousand people.
—  Istanbul Queer Art Collective, Tuna Erdem
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Fethiye, MUĞLA  (06/2010)

Saklıkent Kanyonu

, Antalya-Muğla sınırını çizen Eşen Çayının kolu olan Karaçay'ın oluşturduğu kanyondur

 Ak dağ`ın eteklerinde bulunan ve kelimenin tam anlamı ile doğa harikası olan saklıket kanyonu`na girdikten sonra müthiş bir çağıltı ile akan Karaçay`ın sesini duyarsınız.Kayalara tutturulmuş demir iskele üzerine döşenen tahta korkuluk üzerinde yürüyerek kayaların altından fışkırna temiz su kaynağına ulaşırsınız.

   İsteyenler buradan karşıya geçip kanyonun derinliklerine kadar ilerleyebilirler.Güneş ışınlarının giremiyeceği kadar dar ve yüksek olan kanyon 18 km kadar ileri doğru devam eder.Suyun dibi çakıllı ve taşlı olduğu için,kanyonu yürümek isteyenlerin yanlarında lastik yada bez ayakkabı bulundurmaları gerekir.