You Know I Can Use Somebody, Someone Like You

Photos by: Efe GÜLER
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http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/gnhXHvRoUd0&source=udsHAPPY HALLOWEEN!  Even though we don’t do Halloween here in Turkey, it would be so fun to dress up in spooky costumes and do weird things and not feeling like a freak. How we celebrate the Halloween is by going to costumed parties in clubs and stuff, and I don’t like to go out that often, so I think I’ll just play trick or treat with my cats…
As you may have read on my previous post that it was our Republic Day two days ago, and while in the demonstrations, one of my friends got beaten brutally on the streets and taken by the policemen for interrogation. The only thing that he has done was not backing away when the police pushed him, and helped someone with a camera (some guy was trying to film how violent the police was acting towards the citizens, and the police wanted to get their hands on the camera so they first went after that poor guy) and then they went on him like some wild animals. There were only five people between us when that happened, it could have been me very easily, and I was completely shocked and terrified. It hit me so much because I actually know the victim, but how about the ones who died in the Gezi Protests? I have no words for this really, I’ve lost my trust to my police and to my safety long ago.

MUTLU CADILAR BAYRAMI!  Türkiye’de Cadılar Bayramı’nı kutlamıyor olsak da, garip kostümler giyip anormelmiş gibi hissetmemek çok eğlenceli olabilirdi. Cadılar Bayramı’nı kutlama şeklimiz gece klüplerinde kostümler giymek olduğundan ve  dışarı çıkmayı pek sevmeyen biri olduğumdan dolayı, sanırım evde kalıp kedilerimle şaka mı, şeker mi oynayacağım…
Bildiğiniz gibi, iki gün önce Cumhuriyet Bayramımızdı, ve yürüyüşler sırasında, bir arkadaşım polisler tarafından önce barbarca dövüldü, daha sonra da sorgulanmak için karakola götürüldü. Arkadaşımın “suçlu” olmasının tek sebebi de, polisler onu ittiğinde, geri çekilmemesiydi ve kamerası olan bir insana yardımcı olmasıydı (kameralı eleman polislerin halka nasıl zalimce davrandığını çekmekteydi ve polisler bu adamı durdurmak istiyorlardı, önce bu adamı yere yatırıp dövdüler), işte bu yüzden de arkadaşımın üzerine birer vahşi hayvan gibi yüklendiler. Bu çocukla aramda beş kişi vardı, kolaylıkla dövülen insan ben olabilirdim, o kadar korkmuş ve şok olmuştum ki. Bana bunun bu kadar dokunmasının sebebi, mağdur olan insanı tanıyor olmamdı, peki ya Gezi Olayları sırasında ölenlere ne demeli? Gerçekten söyleyecek bir sözüm yok, polislerime ve güvenliğime olan güvenimi çoktan kaybettim.

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12 thoughts on “You Know I Can Use Somebody, Someone Like You

  1. Oh gosh, that sounds really sad! The police shouldn't be like that, you should actually trust them and be happy they'll help you but as it looks, it's not like that in Turkey. I hope your friend gets better soon though!! And you look lovely, as always 🙂

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  2. First of all, you look absolutely gorgeous! I also must say that i'm impressed how you managed to keep your life in balance. It sounds like the time has been difficult in your country. It's so sad to hear about your friend who got beaten up. But i do admire your decisions to take action instead of just sitting around, it's the least you can do to change the world. Hope things will get better there and soon! take care Eda!

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  3. Thank you so much! It was always bad, but people simply didn't care because it wasn't so obvious, but now things are really out of hands… Thank you so much, I must thank my mom for that, she is a great inspiration in that sense. :))

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