Erdem Gunduz, the ‘Standing Man’, centre, shows the power in silence in Taksim Square Picture: AFP Source: AFP
Stephen: Turkish reader ‘Z’ again bravely steps out from behind the fear to show how silence is indeed empowering.
By ‘Z’ – June 19, 2013
You might remember my latest update was posted late on Sunday night (Turkish Time) saying that Facebook arrests have begun and that I was advised not to post anything opposing the government and delete all my past updates. And a large group of us have done just that (not posted).
I woke up on Monday morning feeling furious! I was so mad at myself because I gave into FEAR the night before; one thing I preach people not to do and convince them that it is just an illusion.
So at 6 AM in the morning I wanted to write this note on my wall. But I chose to wait. Continue reading