President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül approved the alcolic drink restriction law. Vice Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, announced that they will meet and talk with the protestors. Taksim Solidarity group claimed that no one has contacted with them and we are pretty curious about these group that are going to meet with Erdoğan.
Taksim Solidarity group restated their requests: (1) Taksim Gezi Park shall remain as a park. There shall be an official about revoking the artillery barracks project. (2) Protestors who are taken into custody shall be released. (3) The law that is prohibiting the protests at Taksim Square and Kızılay Square should be removed from the law.
#ProvokatorTayyip hashtag was the second most trending topic of the world.
Turkish mathematician Ali Nesin is lecturing in Taksim, İstanbul.
Police are backing off from Taksim Gezi Park.
Erdoğan demanded for a detailed report of the Gezi Park protests. In addition a commision is formed to analyze the effect of the social media on the protests. Erdoğan also stated that a group of representatives for Taksim Gezi Park protestors will be accepted.
President of Turkey Abdullah Gül approved the prohibitions for alcoholic drinks. By this law, (1) alcoholic drinks will not be on sale between hours 22.00-06.00. The penaly for this prohibition is around 20-100TL (~10,000$-50,000$). (2) Any alcoholic drink brand cannot be sponsor to any kind of event or organization. (3) There shouldn't be any kind of incentive for alcholic drinks at TV shows, series or video clips. (4) Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold (at a bar, restaurant, a shopping center, etc.) if there is a pray room, formal education constitution, student dormitory, etc. within a diameter of 100m. (5) People who drive car with promile above 0.5 will be charged with 700 TL (~350$) penalty. (Radikal
Police Union states that the police officers are on the edge of a rebel due to stressful working conditions in Taksim Gezi Park. Further, they express that an officer is not given any rights by the law to deny immoral orders. (Police Union
Protestors with banners listing the requests of Taksim Solidarity.
Ethem Sarısülük was shot by a police officer at the head. For this court, another police officer is assigned as an expert. The prosecuting attorney made an objection for the biased assignment. (Radikal
İlber Ortaylı, Professor of History, stated that artillery barracks building does not carry any historical significance. (Milliyet
A drawing depicting how press focuses on vandalism while the majority of the protesters are saying something else.
"90's kids have never been this much angry after the boy who caused the Pokemon ban!"