Category Archives: Gezi Park

Berkin Elvan- HERE! II

We here at Agent sLp inc. are in somewhat of an existential crisis at the moment, as we desperately refresh Twitter and Facebook to see if people we know to be, I say this kindly, reckless and full of righteous … Continue reading

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Detainment In Ladies’ Jail

Gotta get this narrative wrapped up, cause the new chapter starts on Thursday. (Very excited to share that with you.) On Monday morning I was let out of my cell to talk with my lawyer. She bummed me a few … Continue reading

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Continuing Adventures in Turkish Detainment

When we last left off, I’d been awoken in the middle of the night to have a cıgarette, and I thought, “this is my last cigarette for a while.” And I was right. I never quite caught how long cops … Continue reading

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Blue Shirts vs. Black Shirts: Continued Adventures in Detainment

I lied in the last post about jail. Sorry. Some events are getting hazy. I did not wake up to my lawyer. I woke up to a police officer shouting “Elizabeth!” with far too much joviality. “Dear God,” I thought. … Continue reading

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Once in Turkish Jail Is Never Enough!

It was after midnight when we got back to the Emniyet. “You are going to stay here for a few days,” my lawyer said gently. “Okay do they have a room or-” “No. You will be in the cell.” “I … Continue reading

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Çapulcu Fashion!

When Agent L goes rioting, she prefers slightly below the knee length dresses in breathable fabrics, a denim jacket or cardigan, and a pashmina to wrap around her face. Çapulcus in general do not seem to agree with my sartorial … Continue reading

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Ahmet Atakan Kadikoy Protest September 12: Holy Shit, the World’s Gone Mad

Last night’s protest kicked off early. I was apparently still napping when the march started, and I barely had time to shovel food into my face and change my dress and run to the bull before the marchers met up … Continue reading

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Ahmet Protests, Kadiköy, Take 2- Everything is Really Incredibly NOT Lovely

I woke up at around 2:30 feeling rather disoriented, number 1 because I was sleeping on the floor, (any sleep disorder specialists out there? This started about a year ago. Go to bed on bed, wake up on floor.) and … Continue reading

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Ahmet Protests, Kadiköy, Take 1- Everything is Lovely

  A boy who’d been hit in the head by a tear gas canister in Antakya died yesterday from his injuries. Despite the proliferation of a video showing the event on the internet, and despite the release of the autopsy … Continue reading

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