Ripple Effect of protest in Turkey felt around the globe …

The 'ripple effect' from the protests springing up in Turkey is being felt across Europe. VIDEO HERE The heavy-handed policing seen in Ankara and Istanbul has prompted a show of solidarity across the diaspora, including Germany, with its significant Turkish population. The sentiment among those gathered outside the Turkish embassy in Berlin is clear. “The police were too violent with the demonstrators,” said Hakan Tas, a local councillor. “There is talk of a thousand injured, some … [Read more...]

TURKEY – Peace Day celebration in Ankara!

Peace Day celebration in Ankara September  2010 Mr. Shahid Najam (right) at the World Peace Bell ceremony On 21 September, to mark the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Ankara and Turkish Japanese Foundation jointly organized World Peace Bell ringing ceremony in Ankara. At the ceremony, UN Resident Coordinator/UNIC Director Shahid Najam, Ambassador of Japan Nabuaki Tanaka and Turkish-Japanese Foundation Director General Leyla Özdemir addressed the … [Read more...]

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