Day 9
June 4, 2013
Funeral of Abdullah Cömert (22) held with thousands of attendees in Hatay, Turkey. Vice Prime Minister Bülent Arınç had a meeting with the President Abdullah Gül, then announced that the negotiations is expected to begin with the protestors tomorrow.
Taksim was peaceful during the whole day. However, the clashes kept going in Beşiktaş and severely proliferated in Tunceli and Antakya at the night.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul. (The Atlantic)
Artists protesting together on İstiklal street, İstanbul.
"Authorized people in Ankara has to immediately take an action for changing the severe attitude of the police." ‐ Sırrı Süreyya Önder, BDP parliamenter
Taksim, İstanbul.
A library built by the protesters in Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Beşiktaş, İstanbul.
Gümüşsuyu, İstanbul.
Gümüşsuyu, İstanbul.
Gümüşsuyu, İstanbul.
Beşiktaş, İstanbul.
Beşiktaş, İstanbul.
Beşiktaş, İstanbul.
Gümüşsuyu, İstanbul.
Acıbadem, İstanbul.
Beşiktaş, İstanbul.
Beylikdüzü, İstanbul.
Actors Serkan Keskin, Ali Atay, Osman Sonant from "Leyla and Mecnun" TV series. (Taksim, İstanbul)
Turkish pop singer Tarkan in Taksim, İstanbul.
"I am aware of the fact that ongoing developments deeply saddened the whole press including NTV employees. I confess this not for any other particular reason, but wholeheartedly. Our professional responsibility is to express the reality intact. Search for a balance in an environment of imbalance has affected all of the press including us. Our audience felt betrayed, and it is impossible to not agree with them." ‐ Cem Aydın, NTV CEO
Sermiyan Midyat protesting CNN Türk TV channel on a live CNN Türk interview in Taksim, İstanbul. The t-shirt he wears was refering to the documentary of penguins broadcasted during the early day of the protests on CNN Türk.
Sermiyan Midyat protesting CNN Türk. (Taksim, İstanbul)
"You will have children, you won't have abortion, you won't drink [alcohol], you will do this, you won't do that. Nobody can have that much knowledge." ‐ Çağan Irmak, Director (Radikal)
Lawyers supporting the ongoing protests in Çağlayan Courthouse, İstanbul.
Hand made gas mask. (The Atlantic)
A protestor escaping from a treed area in Beşiktaş. (The Atlantic)
A sustained head injury from a gas canister. (The Atlantic)
Medical people helping to the injured person. (The Atlantic)
A protestor gesturing towards the police.(The Atlantic)
Police firing tear gas bomb. (The Atlantic)
Top of AKM. (The Atlantic)
A detained demonstrator. (The Atlantic)
A couple wearing gas masks walking in Gümüşsuyu, Beşiktaş, İstanbul. (The Atlantic)
Gümüşsuyu, Beşiktaş, İstanbul. (The Atlantic)
View from Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) in Taksim, Turkey. (The Atlantic)
"You look so lovely when you resist."
"It smells so damn free."
"Now there is a trouble called Twitter filled with lies. The thing called social media is the main problem of today's societies."
The thing called social media is the main problem of today's societies.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
"In response to Şamil Tayyar's live statement saying that "Protesters trying to uncover the scarfes of religious women. What kind of a freedom is that?", the woman on Twitter replies that "I was in Taksim with my scarf. Protesters protected me instead of bullying. Stop lying! THAT IS ENOUGH!"
"Not of the right wing, nor the left wing, çapulcu, that is, çapulcu am I." ‐ Cem Boyner, Business man"
Actress Nehir Erdoğan taking memorial photo in Taksim.
A graffiti amusing with the words in Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
A comic joking with the Twitter custodies.
A flyer commonly handed out in Taksim Gezi Park: "We crowded Gezi Park with love. We should not fail in our fair cause. Let there not be any lynches, provocation and attacks. In case of need intervene and stop the tension. Calm down each other. We are not like them. Let's show our reaction with speaking and uniting."
Speech of a doctor in İstanbul.
Hidden camera record of protesters talking with police officers.
In other cities
Burial case of Abdullah Cömert, Hatay, Turkey.
A scene from the funeral, Uğur Mumcu Sq., Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
"Abdullah Cömert is immortal." (Hatay, Turkey)
Abdullah Cömert's funeral, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
Scenes from a clash in Armutlu, Antakya.
Another scene from the clashes in Antakya.
Vice Prime Minister Bülent Arınç met with President Abdullah Gül, Ankara, Turkey.
There is a quite amount of disinformation in the foreign press. They should take the sensitivity of Turkish press as an example." ‐ Bülent Arınç, Vice Prime Minister (Parliament, Ankara, Turkey)
CHP Ankara parliamenter Aylin Nazlı Aka presented a bouquet of flowers to the Minister of Interior Muammer Güler. The bouquet was planted in a tear gas shell that was thrown by police forces in Taksim Gezi Park. (t24)
Parliament, Ankara, Turkey.
Free food resource centers built by protesters in Ankara, Turkey.
Kuğulu Park, Ankara, Turkey.
Kızılay, Ankara, Turkey.
"Smashing the 50% [of citizens] with the other 50% does not bring peace, but violence." ‐ Sırrı Sakık, BDP parliamenter
In Antalya, Turkey, Vedat Oğuz (18) has lost his eye due to a tear gas shell fired from a distance of 5-6 meters. (t24)
After the ongoing clashes, police officers giving away roses in Antalya, Turkey.
Antalya, Turkey.
In İzmir, police arrested 38 people for their Twitter shares. (BBC)
Dad of the protestor: "Yesterday, he [his son] was arrested for his shares on wallop videos in Kordon on Twitter. You all shared this as well, now I'm asking to you, why doesn't police arrest you?" (Radikal)
Mother of another arrested protestor: "Yesterday police officers raided into our home looking for our daughter. They could not find her and asked the place she has hidden, they wanted to take her to the station house right at that moment. Eventually, we brought our daughter to the police station. We've been waiting here to take her home since 08:00 PM, however, we still have no information about the situation. She had just posted a Tweet for help, that's all." (Radikal)
In İzmir, arrested protesters are accused of sharing scenes from this video on Twitter.
İzmir, Turkey.
İzmir, Turkey.
Sancaktepe, İzmir, Turkey.
Gündoğdu, Alsancak, İzmir, Turkey.
People taking memorial photos in İzmir, Turkey.
Erzincan, Turkey.
Erzincan, Turkey.
Tear gas in Cemevi [house of the religious ritual called cem and is a place of fundamental importance for Turkey's Alevi-Bektashi populations and traditions], Erzincan, Turkey.
Erzincan, Turkey
Tunceli, Turkey
Atatürk Park, Adana, Turkey
Eskişehir Anadolu University students supporting the protests.
Eskişehir, Turkey.
"We set the tent, come Tayyip." (Eskişehir, Turkey)
Kayseri, Turkey.
In the world
"Shame on us: The tear gas used against the protesters in Turkey is made in Brazil." ‐ Paulo Coelho (2haber)