Saturday, 08 June 2013
Turkish media reports this evening that history is being written at the Taxim square in Istanbul, after more than 170,000 protesters joined the 20,000 protesters already at the square.
Certainly not a good sign for Turkish PM Erdogan when the opposing fans of Istanbul’s biggest football clubs joined forces together.
Media reports the fans of Galatasaray, Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Trabzonspor, Bursaspor and others joined together to protest what is believed excessive police force against protesters, but also the rapid islamization of Turkey.
It’s the 8th day since the protests started. It all started after the Government decided to remove a downtown park, and in its place build a shopping center and a mosque.
Despite Erdogan’s calls for end to the protests, today showed they are only intensifying.
Categories: Escalation / Destabilization Conflict