23 thoughts on “What is Happenning in Istanbul?

  1. I heard a report about this situation on NPR yesterday–very, very disturbing. Turkey has done an admirable job of walking the “secular line” for many years in a region that can be so volatile. I hope that things improve, and soon…. Thx for sharing this Mimi…

    • These increasing levels of unrest and dissatisfaction strike my core. The frustration so palpable and the lengths the government will go to mute their voices…

  2. This is tragic. Turkey, in particular Istanbul, has long been regarded as the beacon of hope in the Mideast. A place where people of many faiths not only lived together, but prospered. Very sad, indeed.

    • I found it very sad as well..It is interesting to speak with some of my friends from Turkey who live here now and have family there. They have been so proud of their country’s ability to sustain a cultural neutrality in spite of the extremism all around them.

  3. Tragic goings on in Turkey under a hubristic leader backed by a brutal police force. Another revolution in a turbulent region is about to begin.

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