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Turkey Tensions Escalate As Riot Police, Water Cannon Unleashed

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As we noted earlier, political instability is spilling into social unrest:


The crowd was chanting "Thief Tayyip Erdogan" in reference to Turkey's graft-probe-implicated PM. And the nation's European cousins are "growing concerned" at events in Turkey, calling for "transparent, impartial justice."







A clip of what happened today:

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Some earlier unrest:

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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:50 | Link to Comment macroeconomist
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End of the Islamo-fascist government in Turkey. We've had enough of these wannabe wahhabis

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment InjectTheVenom
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nothin' like Turkish doom-porn !


Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:00 | Link to Comment Clint Liquor
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The Turks want "transparency and justice". Isn't that cute.

Americans have settled for 50" plasmas and Panera Bread.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:07 | Link to Comment malikai
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Problem is, it's just not possible for everyone in the world to settle for 50" plasmas and Panera Bread (whatever the fuck that is).

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:13 | Link to Comment y3maxx
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"Two Black Swan Events to start the Ball Rolling....NSA Ruling + Turkey"?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:21 | Link to Comment superflex
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Release the Kraken

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:52 | Link to Comment linniepar
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Protest? Who cares? What I really want to know is who made the tear gas!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment 666
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Ahhh, if only we Americans could protest to overthrow our corrupt government...

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:44 | Link to Comment The Heart
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Patients Luv...coming to a theater near you soon!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Escapedgoat
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The one that supplied Greece I 'll give you a clue, it ends with .............el.

Search it.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:26 | Link to Comment Joe A
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You ain't seen islamo-fascist government in Turkey until this Gulen guy (Erdogan's previous ally turned adversary) might take over power. Erdogan is a megalomaniac nutcase with ideas of restoring the Ottoman empire but Gulen is a true extremist.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment macroeconomist
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This can only be said by someone who has no idea about the laws that have been passed by this government in the last two years. 

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 18:36 | Link to Comment bruce1337
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That would be me. Care to elaborate, briefly?

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:00 | Link to Comment macroeconomist
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-The banning of sale of alcohol after 10 (except clubs and bars)

-The introduction of Mohammed the pedophile's life and Koran as supposedly elective, but practically must courses in primary and secondary schools

-Banning of all websites on evolution (with the excuse that they are insulting Islam)

-Banning of construction of single bedroom houses in some neighborhoods in Istanbul (excuse: It is against our moral-family values)

-Imprisonment of countless journalists (Turkey ranks second now in the world in this)

-Compulsory Internet filters for homes and internet cafes

-Sale and publishing of 47 books banned in 2012

-A law that forces doctors to notify the husband/dad before abortions (Came together with a new form that keeps track of all abortions, menstrual periods, death at birth. etc. to be filled by the doctor for every woman between 14-49 

-Banning of several newspapers from being distributed on Turkish Airlines flights

-Attempts by the government to obtain addresses of twitter users

-A recent law that states public finances will not be disclosed to "Sayistay", which controls/monitors fiscal spending

I could go on and on..I guess these will do.




Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:53 | Link to Comment maskone909
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this is what happens when finance dominates worldwide GDP.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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Erdogan fell for the overtures of the west then his unbridled caprice, his bipolar emotional instability, his ( or his handlers ) increasing religious fervor and his imperial aspirations did the rest.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:53 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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You hand over the entire country on a silver platter to the NSA as the judge did today, yet there will not be a single riot in the land of the free, home of the brave.  Perhaps, it is the obesity.  Perhaps, it is the infinite supply of idiot boxes.  Perhaps, it is the fluoride.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:00 | Link to Comment pods
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I really hope it is a combination of all three.

That is better than the alternative:  That amerikans really just don't give a fuck as long as they are well fed and entertained.


Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:06 | Link to Comment malikai
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History indicates the latter.

But I'm sure that every little bit helps.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 19:00 | Link to Comment Rafferty
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The multi-generational project to dumb down the people and distract them with bread and circuses is paying off handsomely. Hence no rebels on the streets, at home watching America's (or whatever) Got Talent instead.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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I told William Banzai this morning that the water cannons laced with caustic substances were on the way. Erdogan the highway bandit needs to go yesterday.



Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:53 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Those are some pretty casual rioters in the live feed. 

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:04 | Link to Comment STG5IVE
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They're just taking in a few kebabs before the next rush

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment superflex
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Looks like Times Square with more body odor, if that's possible.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:53 | Link to Comment SWRichmond
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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:06 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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They can distract all they want, the whole corrupt government of Turkey has to go.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:12 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Our loving Criminal ally who helps the Criminal State Dept / CIA arm, fund & train the same terror organizations Al CiA duh they, the criminal Federal Government claim to protect us from.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:17 | Link to Comment GoldRetriever
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The sheeple are too distracted by "Duck Dynasty" to know or care about Turkey. Americans in the streets? We're too chickenshit. 

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:26 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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Pro Western Turkey is on the brink, Ukraine is gravitating towards Russian influence, Italy and Greece are not stable, the periphery of the US/UK/NATO empire feels like its about to crumble, or they're losing control at a faster rate lately.  After backing down on Syria and Iran, the tension in Japan/China things really seem to be hotting up.  Its getting real now and most of the people of North America are going to be completely sideswiped and blinded sided.  2014 the year?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:31 | Link to Comment JailBank
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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Save_America1st
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Where's the riot dog...every worthy protest these days has to have a riot dog.  Rookies...

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Straw Dog
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Erdogan, one of Barry's best friends - the leader he called first after winning the preseidency. Both from the same mold.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Dr.Vannostrand
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Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

On a serious note, good on the proles for actually participating in project mayhem. Maybe we will get to it here once the NSA is installing toilet cams.....nah, we're fucked.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:09 | Link to Comment ChaosEquilibrium
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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment The-Dirty-Scurd
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Every aspect of life in the world is being fomented for the one purpose. Just like our entire lives and actions are for that same purpose. It's the choice. Will you follow the world and all its lies and trappings or come to understand the reality of life and purpose of it? Essentially is all can be broken down to, will you choose the world or will you choose God? Everything is connected to this and this is the origin for all this tumult.

It is staring us all right in teh face all day every day. Record after record falls in a domino effect. All driven and manipulated for one purpose. All coming to a head for one purpose. War, rumors of wars, disasters(volcanos, fires,floods,snow,rain,tornados,oil spills) in diverse places, people rising up against each other, false and fake religions are the vast majority, animals dieing off, world's economy in shambles, and so on.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:53 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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W(h)i(?t?)ch 'GOD'?

Take your pick... there are thousands to choose from today!?!

The world today has created more 'GOD's' than the Roman Empire at it's apex-- and thrice that of ancient Egypt at it's nadir?!?

'The God's of Our Tyme will divide and conquer our fear of dissolution, into a atheistic zeitgeist... lamenting a Zionist satanist cycling,rotating tyrst of Jew, Christian, and Islam-- Mission Accomplished?'

,... thing is, will robots get programmed 'AI' religion-- you know, the kind where logic will help differentiate,... that is to compute or delete irrational exuberance in the near future when they're tasked with 'pushing the red button'... 

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 03:39 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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God, singular.  That means there is only one.   There is no picking.  There is only believing in God or not believing.  It really is quite simple.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:20 | Link to Comment The-Dirty-Scurd
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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:55 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:32 | Link to Comment ConManipulation
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Is anyone else in love with pretty much all of the gorgeous cheerleaders, sports figures, models, etc etc etc in the "TRENDING OFFERS AND ARTICLES" section? 

Oh, just me?  Um, nevermind...

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:03 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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erdogan like mighty netanyahoo will prevail.

lord rothschilds has not finished the syrian rape yet plenty of time to crack the dirty  turkish egg.

israel must prevail in a sea of failed states in time maps will be re drawn refugees shipped to norway,sweden and the uk.

greater israel will be bigger than in xerxes days.

yes and what of persia all in good soros rothschild time diss

member ments for all goy

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment NoWayJose
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Turkish leaders either need to resign, or pull out the Stalin/Saddam handbook that says 'don't use water cannons' - use your secret police to round up the opposition leaders. If their relatives continue the opposition, you start to mail pieces of the opposition leaders back to the relatives. There is no middle ground.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:19 | Link to Comment walküre
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Has CIA elements all over. Erdogan maybe an islamic hardliner. He's also allowing Russia to support Syria and it's Erdogan who keeps Iranian oil on the world markets. Therefore directly impeding the Zionist sanctions on Iran and the Zionist's pipe dream to squashing Syria's regime.

CIA in Syria - check

Iran's economy nearly crippled due to oil embargo and banking sanctions - check

Turkey benefiting as the gateway for oil from Iran and money into Iran - check

This has nothing to do with the alleged oppression of the Turkish people by Erdogan. When will Americans finally understand that it is NEVER ABOUT FREEDOM of any people and always ABOUT OIL & POWER for the Zionists.

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 03:50 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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So all those "turks" protesting are really CIA sponsored zionists or are they zionist sponsored CIA agents?  Really, how does that work?  One would think that the locals would pick up on thousands of zionists or CIA agents congregating like that.

On the other hand, we can be quite certain that the turkish people are extremely satisfied with their collective lot in life and would never want better.  That would be silly.

Yeah, it must be the zionists.

Oh I know!  It's the cult of the flying spaghetti monster.  They are upset about something or other. 

Really now, maybe the people are upset and want a better government.  Perhaps they are incited or inspired by outsiders (or maybe, just maybe, insider corruption) but that doesn't really change what the general population feels now does it?

Crazy talk!  It has to be the magic flying zionist monster! 

Maybe you would be taken just a little more serious if you acted seriously.  Try bankers.  Try MIC.  Try world fabian cult.  All of those actually exist outside of old Soviet propaganda pamphlets.  People stupid enough to believe to Soviet propaganda are just stupid.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment steelrules
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This is exactly why Erdogan needed a war with Syria, how do you hold a society together? you create a common enemy. Didn't work!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 18:34 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Eventually to  NY, the Hamptons and DC. Once the young people realized they were screwed by the banksters and DC.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:24 | Link to Comment pot_and_kettle
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Not long now before turkey strikes out at one of its neighbors

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 23:26 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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erdogan is a political animal and a savvy fighter when it comes to standing his ground. he is totally aware of the goings-on but must avoid publicity. the gulen movement is a strict adherent to sharia law and fundalmentalist islamic muslim. the movements private schools were going to be dismantled by erdogan in favor of public school where indoctrination classes aren't part of the curriculum. this abolishment has been in the makings for years (if not years, at least 12 months).

syria was to be a quick coup d'etat, ya know, like mission accomplished iraq and afghanistan, bush's war's! now obama's? but, let's move on-- it's all about oil and gas for many million's of households (? people ?).

the only problem was those nasty, stubborn turkish,syrian kurds? but, the calculus changed when the northen iraqi kurd's got a thinking? assad's syria, iraq's northern geography, and iran's generousity, not to mention undeniable power in the ME cooled a few heads? i've said enough, but reference the facts i present:

"Why Barzani and Turkey are Afraid of Syrian Kurds to blow up their Oil and Gas pipeline?"    12/16/13    by hamma mirwaisi and alison buckley  

"The Kurds get a Second Chance in Syria"    10/30/13   

"Will Masoud Barzani Become Iraqi President?"     12/27/13

Note:   "Abdullah Ocalan" who is literally the very glue to hold the game (mosaic) together!?!  jmo

Ps. Turkey has the 2nd largest NATO arm's forces,... 2nd only to the USSA! 

Ps2:  Turkey has been in secret talks through (???) channels for ~ 14 months with the USSA. This is why erdogan was reluctant to get involved with the EU Membership... in which he never thought from the get-go as good for his country's independence-- was pretty much a string-along!?!   again jmo                economy/politics/ news, etc.,    great site :-))

thankyou Tyler






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