demonstration

JOINT STATEMENT OF THE CONFEDERATION OF PROGRESSIVE TRADE UNIONS OF TURKEY, THE CONFEDERATION OF PUBLIC WORKERS’ UNIONS, THE UNION OF CHAMBERS OF TURKISH ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS, AND THE TURKISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOLLOWING THE BOMBING IN ANKARA: “WE ARE IN MOURNING, WE ARE IN UPROAR, OUR ANGER KNOWS NO BOUNDS!”

Translated from Turkish by Translators for Justice

Source: http://www.kesk.org.tr/content/%C3%BCzg%C3%BCn%C3%BCz-%C3%B6fkeliyiz-yastay%C4%B1z-ve-isyanday%C4%B1z

Istanbul, 10/10/2015

Tomorrow, we begin to express our grief, commemorate the death of our friends, and protest this fascist massacre. On October 12th and 13th, we will go on strike throughout all of Turkey. (more…)

Grief-stricken Father of the Sixth Victim in Anti-Government Protests Reacts to Son’s Death

10.09.2013
Translated from Turkish by Translators for Justice
Source: http://www.baskahaber.org/2013/09/ahmet-atakann-babas-ali-atakan.html

“Those Who Hail the Police as Heroes are to be Held Responsible for My Son’s Death”

Ahmet Atakan died in Antakya yesterday during demonstrations held to lend support to the protests at Middle Eastern Technical University (METU) and to urge the government to find the perpetrators behind Abdullah Cömert’s death during Gezi Park protests. The young man’s devastated father reacted to the death: “I’ve been living abroad for 30 years to raise these children. All this wasn’t to give them up.”

“Those Who Hail the Police as Heroes are to be Held Responsible”

Ahmet Atakan’s father Ali Atakan expressed that they wanted to see an end to the events. Ali Atakan, who has been accepting condolences at the family home in the Pınarbaşı district of Çekmece Town explained that he has been working abroad for 30 years: “All this wasn’t to give up my children. Shame on them who played a part in his death.” (more…)