[This rebranding of democratic protesters as "terrorists" is a prelude to unleashing lethal force upon the assembled Turkish patriots. They are there to "redress grieveances," namely Erdogan's subversion of Turkey's democracy to create his Islamist Dictatorship. At this point, the only thing that can save these people is further demonstrations, which will undoubtedly lead to a massive demonstration of superior firepower by the dictator's minions and the mass death of dozens patriotic democratic forces. If Erdogan is not very careful he may inadvertantly rebrand all of the protesters as "freedom fighters, when he starts calling them all terrorists.
The international community has absolutely NO use for honest reporting on these Imperial subjects, but the people are NOT blind to the fact that the weapon of "democratic-revolution," which Erdogan has so eagerly helped the Evil Empire to deploy against Bashar Assad, has now been turned upon Erdogan himself. Zbigniew Brzezinski was right, very SOON... It will also be unleashed upon Obama, too.
I pray to God that I might be worthy of seeing that joyous day arise very soon.]
Police to consider protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim Square terror organization members: Minister
Egemen Bağış has been very critical of foreign media reports of the ongoing protests in Turkey. DHA photo
Everyone who enters Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the heart of nearly 20-day-long protests against the government, will be considered a member or a supporter of a terrorist organization, Turkey’s European Union minister said in a televised interview late last night.
“I request our citizens who supported the protests until today kindly to return to their homes,” Egemen Bağış said in an interview on broadcaster A Haber.
“From now on the state will unfortunately have to consider everyone who remains there a supporter or member of a terror organization,” he said. “Our prime minister has already assured [activists] about their aim with the protests. The protests from now on will play into the hands of some separatist organizations that want to break the peace and prioritize vandalism and terrorism.”
High-ranking Turkish officials have been posting warnings on the issue and everyone should act in a sensitive manner, he said.
Clashes between the police and protesters in Istanbul continued around the square along with some other parts of the city until this morning.
Bağış repeated his criticism of foreign media for exaggerating the protests in Turkey.
“Unfortunately, the foreign press has made a big mistake on this issue,” he said, saying that they wanted to reflect Turkey as a country where life has halted.
“Hours-long broadcasting that is even not interrupted by commercials has damaged Turkey’s image,” he said.
“But these long broadcasts surely have a financial reason, and this will be revealed. International channels such as BBC and CNN never do such broadcasting without any advertisement. Somebody somehow financed these broadcasts. Like our prime minister said, the losses of the interest rate lobby due to low interest rates have exceeded $650 billion in Turkey,” he said, adding that this was a result of the government’s dedication. “This drives them crazy and they are doing everything to disturb the calm in our country and win back their losses.”