Sunday, 23 June 2013

Istanbul - City of Epic Protests

Sunday, 23.06.2013

The LGBTQ Pride March, as can be seen on the left picture, strechted through almost the whole Istiklal Avenue, while in Kadıköy, on the Asian side of Istanbul thousands attended the commemoration of the Sivas Massacre or Madimak Massacre, as it is sometimes called. In 1993 Alevi intellectuals and two members of the hotel staff were burned to death by radical islamists in Madimak Hotel, Sivas, where people had gathered for an Alevi conference. The main target of this attack, the writer and satirist Aziz Nesin escaped alive because he was not immediately identified in the chaos.

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