by Mehmet Bayram
Here is a list of assaults and provocations we received as of today. We will be updating the list as we get and verify more attacks.
01:50AM Plainclothes police are provoking the residents in Tuzlucayir, Ankara by swearing and assaulting them then trying to arrest. Those who escape the police assaults are seeking refuge in nearby apartments.
00:35AM People refuse to leave the central Ugur Mumcu street in an anti-fascist protest.
00:23AM Police dismantles the barricades in Istanbul’s Gazi district, Yunus Emre neighborhood. Clashes continue in back streets.Read More »
by Ferda Koç
And so there you have it: a coup attempt by the “Peace in the Homeland Junta” that was composed of unknown elements and whose ultimate reach into the state was unclear has been thwarted. Over a 100 putschists were killed, and 3,000 active officers have been detained.Read More »
The news that ‘naxalism will be rooted out soon’ is totally fascinating, if not frightening. That is Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. He doesn’t stop there. He goes a step further as he would be a bit philosophical to elaborate his idea of ‘Maoist Menace’. While addressing paramilitary units after inaugurating an administrative building, parade ground and other special police complexes in Ranchi, the redoubtable Mr Singh appreciated the Jharkhand Jaguar (Special Force) specifically created to combat naxalites. Mr Singh also hopes, perhaps against hope, that Jharkhand would be the first state to be freed of left-wing extremism among other Naxal-affected states. Strangely enough, he didn’t utter a word or two about Chattisgarh where Maoist guerilla warfare sometimes takes positional war despite massive induction of specially trained paramilitary forces armed with latest and sophisticated weapons.Read More »