Women Lead Resistance to Erdogan’s Power-grab in Turkey

An update on the women-led resistance to the Turkish autocr… I mean president’s fraudulent referendum.

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Hulya Sen; she was working as a family doctor in Istanbul before April 16, presidental referendum of Turkey, but after April 16, she resigned from her office and began a march to Ankara, the capital city of Turkey for the annulment of the referendum.

063d234d-d19f-4ce6-9dbb-e21903ac01fb -April 17 is the start day of Dr. Hulya Sen march; in Kadıkoy square while she is greeting the other “No” activists when they are sitting.-

Dr. Hulya Sen has said about the start of the march from Istanbul to Ankara:

“The results of the referendum were announced at same night in April 16, I was in Kadıkoy square. There were tens of thousands of people at there, and none of them was seemed in a state to go back homes already. There was a rejection, there was nonacceptance; because, the referendum was shady, there were the ballots without an authenticating stamp to count. People walked…

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  1. I commented on the original, but I’ll do it here too since you’ve reblogged it:
    Sorry to be a contradictory voice amidst all these anti-Erdoğan voices, but . . . the man is the first democratically elected president in the history of the Republic of Turkey. Furthermore, his AK Party has won 4 straight parliamentary elections since 2002, despite the fact that they didn’t exist as a political grouping prior to that. The biggest threat to democracy in Turkey is not Mr Erdoğan, but the lack of a credible opposition party. If all the people who hate the president got together they might be able to achieve something. The problem is, they don’t actually know what they want, and they can’t find anyone with sufficient vision or charisma to challenge AKP. In my opinion they should stop their negative complaining and get their political act together. There are plenty of worthy causes in Turkey they could champion: education reform and workplace rights, to name just two.

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