Day 13
June 8, 2013
Mayor of İstanbul, Kadir Topbaş stated that they do not plan a shopping mall or a residence at the Taksim Gezi Park, instead they are inclined to build a city museum with expedition halls, a couple of shops and a cafe.
Clashes continued in Ankara. During the clashes, a group of protesters in Sultangazi district attacked to the police with fireworks, burned trashes and damaged bus stations. Later, police intervention with water cannons and gas bombs dispersed the crowd. In addition, police intervened the protesters in Kızılay square.
AKP senior executives met in İstanbul and expressed that meetings will be arranged for 15-16 June in Ankara and İstanbul.
Taksim was crowded and peaceful with the participation of thousands of soccer fans from a multitude of football clubs. Protests in İzmir was peaceful as well, no clashes occured.
A local AKP official in the eastern province of Iğdır has resigned, criticizing the brutal police raids against demonstrators protesting the demolition of Gezi Park. (Hürriyet Daily News)
Egemen Bağış, minister for EU Affairs and chief negotiator of Turkey, stated that "There are some interest groups that are uncomfortable for not getting the stake they were used. Horses do not die because of dogs wanted so. The development of Turkey will continue, they cannot stop this." (Haber Monitör)
AKP spokesman Hüseyin Çelik states that "There were no trees prior to AKP's existence." (Radikal)
Taksim, İstanbul.
In the name of the "Protection of the National Will", AKP scheduled two meetings for 15-16 June in Ankara and İstanbul, respectively.
A text message sent to whole municipality personal: "There will be a greeting for the great leader of Turkish nation Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at 13:00 in Esenboğa airport, participance is mandatory. On vacation personal will get paid and a stipend of 100 TL will be provided to those who use their personal cars. Legal action will be taken for those who do not attend."
Taksim, İstanbul.
"#Religious #Muslim #women defending #Gezi Park #occupygezi" by Marc Guillet ‏(@Turkeyreport)
Taksim, İstanbul. (By Koray Peközkay)
Beşiktaş, İstanbul.
Beşiktaş, İstanbul.
Nişantaşı, İstanbul.
Fenerbahçe fans are waiting for ferry.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Protesters tango in Taksim, İstanbul. (Daily Mail)
Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Taksim, İstanbul.
Football fans are in Taksim, İstanbul.
"Prime Minister demands the construction of the artillery barracks. Previously, there were plans for shopping mall, hotel and residence as well. These were abandoned. The project is revised to be a museum." ‐ Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of İstanbul (t24)
"The field known as Gezi Park is of 50 thousand square meters with 563 trees. There are 72 trees with a radius smaller than 40cm, which can be moved safely. On the other hand, 26 trees have potential to be moved with some risk." ‐ Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of İstanbul (t24)
In response to the New York Times ads voluntarily sponsored by the protesters, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that "International media should remember that, the events in Turkey wouldn't be expressed in an ideological manner. It is not appropriate to publish ads on payment and we know the source of the money." (Hürriyet)
In response to the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's critisim, New York Times stated that "The ads and editorial departments of NYT is completely separated. Besides, we are completely supporting the non-governmental organisations to share their ideas via our newspaper."
İstanbul Technical University logo adapted for Gezi Park protestors.
A lego model of the woman in red.
The Godfather movie cover adapted for Erdoğan.
A set of tweets from Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, Mayor of İstanbul, apologozing from the protestors. (In the consequent days police attacks continued as usual.)
AKP Edirne parliamenter Tuna Beklevic tells that he feels pity for the tiresome and stoned (due to drugs) looks of the protesters.
"Even Alex passed off, are you gonna stay forever?"
Singer Atilla Taş joking with the tier gas usage.
A couple in front of "resistance" writing on the wall.
In the banner 3 children are given names deriving from "çapulcu" word.
A comic joking with Erdoğan refering to the protesters as "çapulcu".
A comic joking with the crowd that chants against Erdoğan by mistake in Erdoğan's meeting.
"Women do not cook, but do revolution."
"Tayyip, what a resistance!"
Pantomime artists in Taksim.
"If there are no parks, I will poop in shopping malls."
A tree made of plastic bottles.
"No matter what our colors are, our hearts are together." (Taksim, İstanbul)
"The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humor." (Taksim, İstanbul)
A banner calling for people to support the protests by playing pots and pans at 9pm every day.
Protester jokes that he is about to fall in love with police vehicles.
Women in scarves supporting the protests.
Old protester couple in İstanbul.
In other cities
Ankara, Turkey.
Ankara, Turkey.
Ankara, Turkey.
"Thanks god we are çapulcu."
Ankara, Turkey.
Taxis block the road to stop the police vehicles.
İzmir, Turkey.
Çanakkale, Turkey.
Antakya, Turkey.
Arık village, Sivas, Turkey. (Village population: 52)
Bursa, Turkey.
Mersin, Turkey.
Tarsus American College graduates supporting the protests in Mersin, Turkey.
In the world
Calls to ban sales of British teargas to Turkey after police attack protesters. (The Times)
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at Belgium media.
A group of people supporting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Banglades.
Poet Patti Smith supporting the protests.