Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York is a writer and activist.

Turkey is not Egypt, you lazy fool

But seriously guys, it’s not. I can’t believe I even have to say this. But, OH MY GOD CNN WTF:

Not only is this kind of analysis deeply lazy, but—as Zeynep Tufekci rightly points out—like it or not, Turkey’s government is not like Mubarak’s. Which is not to say that the horrifying police brutality and repression we’re seeing across Turkey isn’t just as horrible: it is. But police brutality happens in democracies every day, and that doesn’t lead us to draw conclusions like this. Rather, I think the conclusions being drawn from western media are instead based on limited knowledge of and perhaps latent racism toward Muslim countries.

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  1. I’ve just seen this news on TV and i saw this so called Turkish Tahrir. Let’s hope all this uproar may end soon.

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