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A Message to #OccupyGezi

“I want you to know that once again you have ignited hope in the whole European continent.  What you have done is extremely important because what it demonstrates is that young Turks are just as capable of resisting oppression from authoritarian democratic government as Greeks, as Spaniards, as Portuguese, as Italians, as everyone.  This courage that you have shown has also transformed Turkish politics. . . .  Don’t give up.  One more point I want to make to you, which might not be popular but which I feel I should say. . . .” — Tariq Ali


Tariq Ali is an editor of New Left Review.  He was in Ankara on 14-16 June 2013.  Video by Güzel Türkiyem.  The text above is an excerpt from the video.




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