Turkish Protests / The Lady in Red

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Photo by Osman Orsal

As of late many individuals in Turkey have been protesting against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. I know that some of you have been well aware of the intensity this country is currently facing. But it's crazy to me that these individuals are fighting to keep a historical landmark from being transformed into a shopping mall. Of course this concept isn't necessarily the base of why the Turkish community protest against Recep, but the many years of oppression Turkey has been under could be the reason these brutal protests have been undergoing.

The picture above sets the tone of what the protests are like. It tells us so much about the protests that it makes you wonder how these issues haven't been resolved. Of course it's because the people want to protect what they hold dearly, but who wouldn't?

This is a crazy moment in history and I'm sure most the individuals in Turkey feel the same way. Keep safe you guys..... protect your loved ones... this is going to be a wild ride for you all.