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Erdogan's chief adviser speaks to Amanpour about protests

June 11th, 2013
05:32 PM ET

In the video above CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Ibrahim Kalin, chief adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He tells Amanpour that the protesters can stay in Gezi Park and police have been instructed not to enter there. He also says that the prime minister wants to hold talks with the "legitimate" protesters.


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  1. Sedat

    Thanks Christian..
    From Istanbul with love...
    Sedat

    June 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • Serhat

      lan dangalak ilk önce karinin adini dogru yazmasini ögren...

      June 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Reply
      • Direnişçi

        Bir tek e harfi eksik. O da sana girsin.

        June 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm |
      • mert

        #occupylondon please help help help...

        June 12, 2013 at 11:07 am |
      • Alpaslan

        Size % 50 nin ki girdi. ilk seçimlerde % 60 ınki girecek. Burada amerikan yarrağı veya bu at dişli kaltağın götünü yalayacağına azıcık adam ol da memleketini ve kendi insanını buralarda aşağılama. şerefsiz. EŞŞEK GİBİ ÇOĞUNLUĞUN İKTİDARINI KABUL EDECEKSİNİZ. EŞŞEKLER GİBİ YÖNETİLECEKSİNİZ. DAHA BU İYİ GÜNLERİNİZ. BUNLARLA BİRLİKTE TOPUNUZUN ANASINI SİKECEK BU MİLLET. ASIL BUNDAN SONRA KORKUN.

        June 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm |
    • mustafa keserin askerleriyiz

      soros' children

      June 12, 2013 at 11:09 am | Reply
      • HELP

        sap döner keser döner ikiside sana girer😀

        June 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm |
    • Çanakkaleli

      Karının zoruna gitti ibraam aga böyle yapar adamı onun ustası kim .çapulcu bozuntuları zorunuza gitmesinde tayyibin arkasında sessiz dağlar var pislik çıkarmayan oyunu konuşturup sizin gibileri seçimlerde osurtan gerçek halk her mızmızlanan bir yere çıkarsa ne olur ulan ülkenin hali dümbükler zenginler ağaç kesip villa yaparken götünüzde pireler uçuşuyor.yaşasın tayyip devrime devammmmm çalışarak devrim demokrasi devrimi ağaçla parklarda çocuk eğlendirme devrimi değil kütükler anca içip çadırda yatın siz yürüyün toz kaldırmadan kışla yapılacak OSMANLI ruhu gelecek dünyada dertler bitecek ossurukçulara duyrulur.

      June 12, 2013 at 11:49 am | Reply
      • Banu

        ne kadar zavallisin. kizamiyorum bile sana ne de olsa cezai ehliyetin yok. hayallerinle yasa sizofren arkadas🙂

        June 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm |
  2. cenk

    thank you for showing and asking the right questions that nobody in Turkish main stream media dared to....a plain, warm, sincere thank you..

    June 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Reply
    • koleman

      dhkpc elçiliğe saldırırsa terrörist, eylem yaparsa özgürlükçü. iki yüzlü cnn ve korkak amanpour.

      June 12, 2013 at 5:00 am | Reply
      • Cengiz

        Amerika Erdoğan'ı kapılarda karşıladığında "vay efendim itibarımıza bak" oluyorda eleştirince neden horozlanıyorsunuz??

        June 12, 2013 at 5:25 am |
  3. peter

    thaks for thıs protests

    June 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  4. Aylin Lynn Tolu

    They have to know that we are not dealing with a civilized (thou he dons himself with Italian clothes), normal human being. His ego has swelled to reach the sky and as stubborn and insistint on the subject as ever. He is full of lies /Dolmabahçe camii konusunda olduğu gibi) and has no respect for any of us because we don't serve his purpose. Pls lets not give the guy to have the chance to sacrifice us, people. for his fanatic and impossibe dreams.

    June 11, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Reply
    • Serhat

      tek dogrulari siz sosyal medyadan duyuruyorsunuzya, onlara inanalim dimi? Herkes gaza gelip birbirini öldürsün, sizin tek istediginiz bu...

      June 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Reply
      • lulu

        Bütün bunları durdurmaya yetkisi ve gücü olan kişinin eli armut mu topluyor acaba?

        June 12, 2013 at 4:59 am |
      • A.Z.Kuleman

        Ne yaparsanız yapın, ne türlü bir tiyatro çevirirseniz çevirin, bugüne kadar söylediğiniz tüm yalanlardan fazlasını söyleyin, her zamankinden çiok daha fazla sahtekarlık yapın isterseniz..Hiç şansınız yok!! Bu bir halk ayaklanmasıdır! Bunu başka bir şeymiş gibi yutturamazsınız kimseye!! Bu hareketi bir parti ya da örghütün üzerine yıkmazsınız!!! Bu despotizme, totaliterizme, faşizme ve kendini padişah zanneden ciğeri beş para etmez bir diktatör müsveddesine karşı ayaklanamadır!!Direnişin sahibi tüm kesimleriyle, tüm hatlarıyla halktır!! Hakikat tektir ve kimsenin gücü bunu değiştirmeye yetmez!!! "Doğruya savaş açan yenilir."

        June 12, 2013 at 5:36 am |
      • Onur

        Aynen öyle. Bittiğinizin resmidir. Bütün dünya karşınızda ulan. Ne utanmaz adamlarsınız be. Alın Tayiibinizi terkedin bu ülkeyi.

        June 12, 2013 at 8:29 am |
      • toro

        Pardon, kucuk bir soru: Ulkenin yarisi Tayyib'i alip nereye gitsin? 🙂

        June 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm |
  5. Dogukan

    Thank you for being a voice, Christiane. We desperately need the assistance of foreign and independent media to vocalize this – this is not merely a protest, not a riot. This is a fire they won't be able to quench by whiffling.
    Cheers,
    Dogukan
    İzmir

    June 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Reply
    • Kıral

      Çekinmeyin bunlar çok cömert insanlar, açık açık söyleyin Amerika göreve deyin, size demokrasi getirsinler...

      June 12, 2013 at 2:21 am | Reply
    • akılparaylasatılmıyorki

      ülke karışsın , rezil olalım , ekonomimiz batsın ama siz üç beş kaos sever in dediği olsun değilmi ? yeter ki siz mutlu olun aman... özgürlük var ... ekonomi iyi... kimsenin siz kafasızlara karıştığı da yok istersen alkol komasına gir, istersen denizde boğul veya git kendini.... yeter ki yakıp yıkma ülkeyi, yabancı medyanın desteğini istiyormuş ta özgürlükçüymüş de.... ya vatansever değilsin, tarihin hakkında tek bildiğin "yunanları denize döktükk eeeee kurtuluş savaşı hmmm eeee" odun musunuz anlamıyorum ki ? benim dedem ailem bu ülkenin onuru ve onurlu insanları için kan döktü sizin gibi üç beş beyinsiz bu ülkenin şerefini beş paralık etsin diye değil. BURASI MISIR DEĞİL – TUNUS DEĞİL APTALLL – Diktatörlük yok ama sizin gibilerin diktatörlüğünü de iyi biliriz ülkeyi karıştırdığınız zamanları da iyi biliriz, gidin yavşayın yabancı medyaya onlarda mutlu mutlu ülkeyi rezil bir yer olarak göstersin , sonra kuyruk sallarsın değil mi Avrupa birliği alır sizi ; Gerizekalı insan evladı..... ülkeyi suriye gibi bir yere çevirince seni alacaklar mı sanıyorsun??? sana saygı duyup "bak şu özgürlükçü(!)" gençlere mi diyecekler??? adamların ekmeğine yağ sürün siz ancak ; gidin Apo posteri önünde özgürlükçüyüm diye eylem yapın yakın yıkın ..... ,Özgürlük Ateşiymiş...... elinizde olsa ülkeyi ateşe verirsiniz be.. bu kadar sizin vatan sevginiz; kendi ideolojiniz kendi arzularınız..... Siz egoistsiniz ve 70 milyon insanın isteğini görmezden gelen 3-5 çapulcusunuz. sizin derdiniz demokrasi değil ; derdiniz demokrasi olsa o 70 milyona saygı duyardınız ; bir avuç polis düşmanı hain teroristten başka birşe değilsiniz!!!!

      June 12, 2013 at 5:16 am | Reply
      • Onur

        Yukarıda yazdığın tüm olumsuzlukların sebebi Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ve senin gibi embesil beyinsiz insan kılığında gezen hayvan takımlarıdır. Ne yaptı ulan Atatürk size. Ne istiyorsunuz ulan gezi parkından. Biz halkız ulan halkız. Sen bizim için varsın dana. Atatürk'ü kıskanan bir başbakanın bu yaptıklarına hiç şaşırmamak lazım gerçi. Show is over dostum. Pek şansınız kalmadı.

        June 12, 2013 at 8:34 am |
      • Alpaslan

        onur' suz pezevenk. Show daha yeni başlıyor. Dua edin polise askere. biz milyonlar bekliyoruz evimizde işimizde. ne zaman polis asker yetersiz kalır. gelir oraya sizi çıktığınız deliğe, ananızın amına kanırta kanırta geri sokarız.

        June 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm |
  6. Tulin iilker

    Shows Over ! Thank youuuu

    June 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Reply
    • koleman

      dhkps elçiliğe saldırınca terrörist taksime çıkınca özgürlükçü. seveyim sizi iki yüzlü cnn korkak amanpour.

      June 12, 2013 at 5:02 am | Reply
      • A.Z.Kuleman

        show is over..thank you..

        June 12, 2013 at 7:24 am |
  7. Erdem

    What should police do if protesters attack with stones and molotov coctails? What happens in Taksim and the rest of Turkey isn't about parks or trees. These are all happening because prime minister and goverment have so much popularity among the people of Turkey, who have solved mostly Kurdish problem, which last more than 30 years and they won't go with elections.

    June 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Reply
    • Ozgur

      Show is over Erdem,

      June 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Reply
      • martillo

        http://www.yorgoangelopoulos.com/2013/06/gezi-parknda-neler-oluyor.html?m=1

        June 12, 2013 at 1:03 am |
    • mikeylla

      Erdem,
      Are you thinking that everybody in the world is an idiot, and you can manipulate? They are not talking about Kurdish problem in Turkey right now. If you do not like to live in Turkey, we Americans gave an area to you in North Iraq,you can go and ive there. The problem here is the dictator leader in Turkey. He is worse than Stalin. According to the live tv and youtube videos,The police in Turkey is attacking even the disabled people, and little kids .So, what did it happen to the attorneys in the Court Building? Did they accidently throw a rock to the police.? Why is the police dragging the attorneys there? Usually, it does not happen in the modern countries. Maybe you can be blind, and can not see what is really going on in Turkey even you are living over there right now. However, the majority of us knows your fanatic president, and the police violent. So shame on you ......

      June 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Reply
      • Fargun

        Dictator? I thought idiot people had boundaries too. I was barely wrong.

        You can't even comprehend one simple fact and still stubborn enough to call the elected head of executive dictator. These are not peaceful protestors, many of them in Taksim Square share the exact same ideology that attached the US Embassy in Ankara. Plain idiot.

        June 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm |
      • From İzmir

        I have to thank you for your answer to that provocateur, Being with us makes us very happy, Please keep going like this, we love you..

        June 11, 2013 at 7:27 pm |
      • senem oz

        Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for this answer, as people in Turkey would be voiceless if you just did not follow the social media and spread our videos and the truth...

        June 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm |
      • martillo

        Mikeylla: Are you a Turkish or an American? If you classify yourself as a Turkish, stop acting like an American. If you are an American, who the hell are you to tell us where to go?

        June 12, 2013 at 1:09 am |
      • aarikan

        You americans ? You aren't even a native english speaker...
        Please dont assume everybody as naive as yourself...
        What you are is: a member of turkish opposing party who couldnt beat Erdogan in last 7 elections and now trying to manipulate facts through social media / global press...
        The sad thing is this anarchist protest wont help you either...
        SHOW MUST GO ON AND SHOW WILL GO ON....

        June 12, 2013 at 4:09 am |
      • togo

        "According to the live tv and youtube videos,The police in Turkey is attacking even the disabled people, and little kids ."

        That's what happens when you get your information from Twitter and YouTube. Oh, you forgot to mention that the police attacked a dog as well (source: somebody's Twitter account)

        June 12, 2013 at 4:28 am |
      • TC

        Thank you so much Mikeylla, you summarized all...

        June 12, 2013 at 4:35 am |
    • Berrin Raith

      Do you really believe Kurdish problem will be solved. I have doubts. Look at the level of democracy in Turkey, even turkish people are suffering. So Turkey will make"Utopia area" in southeast cities?????????? If does, believe me lots of turkish people can move eastern cities!

      June 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Reply
      • Berrin Raith

        @Fargun, Hitler won elections in Germany.......

        June 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm |
    • Zekai

      We dont have kurdish problem they have created a Kurdish problem just make this nice people busy – and still be 3rd world country..

      June 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  8. Onur

    Mr. Kalin... The show's over.
    Exactly our thoughts. For all turks, thank you Amanpour.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Reply
    • togo

      Please speak for yourself. Not everyone in Turkey thinks, or has to think like you do.

      I do support the protests in principle, but things are at a point to be much more harmful to everyone living in Turkey.

      Evaluate other work of Christiane and you'll quickly realize that she has no sympathy for Turkey whatsoever.

      June 12, 2013 at 4:34 am | Reply
  9. burak

    From Istanbul,

    Dear Christiane Amanpour thank you thank you thank you...maybe the revolution will not be televised but a real journalism lesson has just been televised.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  10. Dogukan

    @Erdem
    Erdogan hasn't really solved anything. He cut a deal with the PKK – whose terms are still hidden from the public. Hell, his administration committed the greatest massacre against Kurds at Uludere. Erdogan is by no means popular with Kurds, and his relationship with the Kurds has gotten even worse ever since the 2011 Referendum. Erdogan has been playing all his cards towards the right-wing nationalists. Do you think the Kurds like that?

    The only mass populations that support Erdogan are the rural Sunni Islamic fundamentalists AND the people Erdogan made rich. You have lost the support of the Kurds, the Liberals, and now everyone who was previously neutral against the AKP is hostile towards you.

    Show's over, lad.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Reply
    • togo

      You need to come into terms with the fact that Erdogan got 50% support. 50% of Turkey is neither rich, nor islamic fundamentalist. As much as you wish to entertain the fantasy that every reasonable Turkish citizen thinks like you do, they really don't.

      And this is indeed the problem. As long as we fail to learn to live together accepting our differences, events such as this will enable Christiane and others to distort the international public view.

      June 12, 2013 at 4:43 am | Reply
  11. Taylan Ozgur

    Thank you so much Christiane.Unfortunatelly Turkish mainstream media doesn't share true news about that protest & police violence.We can hear news only on social media and foreign news channels as cnn,bbc .

    June 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Reply
  12. Altug

    I cannot view this video but I read your interview with Mr. Kalin. I do not know if they banned the video in Turkey or not. Great questions thank you so much!

    June 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Reply
    • togo

      It's available pretty much everywhere on Turkish media:

      http://www.zaman.com.tr/gundem_mr-kalin-the-show-is-over_2099698.html

      June 12, 2013 at 4:37 am | Reply
  13. Nur

    Wish you could get direct, clear answers to your very direct questions

    June 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Reply
    • togo

      I think Mr. Kalin did pretty well. So much so that she felt she needed to cut him off. I think the situation is a win for Mr. Kalin.

      June 12, 2013 at 4:45 am | Reply
  14. Nerv

    are you also aware that there are tens of thousands of people marching from Gazi district to Taksim. They are being attacked by police at this very moment.

    regards

    June 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  15. Taylan Ozgur

    Dear Christiane,
    CNN International must pull its name franchise from CNN Turk

    After failing to report the Istanbul events CNN Turk can no longer continue it's activity as a proper news channel. CNN must not allow its prestige to be used in such a way and must pull its name right immediately.
    I believe that a news chanel must give all news to people, not only news that are let by goverment!!

    June 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Reply
    • Berrin Raith

      Ya, one week ago my german husband came home suddenly and asked me whats happenning in Turkey. I said notting as l was fallowing daily newspapers in Turkey. Then he showed me german newspapers headlines, l was totaly shock. Thats how l learned whats going on in my country.

      June 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Reply
      • Hakan

        then ask your husband about "flut" (flood) in germany !! You see something about big "flut" in german newspaper , this flood is biggest in last 400 years .. What happened !! NO you can not see anything in german news about it !!! Why? Why?

        June 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm |
    • senem oz

      Yes we do not watch it anymore as they failed with their honesty in journalism

      June 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Reply
      • Berrin Raith

        Lie, flooding is still headline news in Germany, check some german newspapers please

        June 12, 2013 at 6:41 am |
  16. muzo

    I can not play this video as well ?!

    June 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  17. Berrin Raith

    Actually, l would like give you information about AKP s 50% percent vote.

    We have a different election system; for sending repesentative to parlament, parties has to be voted 10% in all over Turkey and in every city they also has to get 10%. If they are not able to pass these 2 barrages, all the votes they had is counted for the party who gets the biggest percentage of votes.

    So a little math; In last elections, all over Turkey 66% went for voting. AKP took 50%, so all over Turkey 33% voted for AKP. Now please reduce the small parties votes from this.(As AKP got most of the votes, they also got all small partes votes) At the end, not even 30%percent of voters supports AKP.
    Its because unjustice voting system in Turkey.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Reply
    • Hakan

      Hey do you understand now about elections system ?? Where is your mind 20 years ago ? The same election system for CHP and for others.. If you have power then you will see next election system , Tayyip will be again minister of turkey ... like last 4 times

      June 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Reply
    • muzo

      One of my friends worked on one of the election points and they caught a lady with more then 10 votes under her
      shawl for AKP !
      And imagine how many election points AKP supporter worked and I m sure none of them search this kind of people..

      Also AKP used some people votes which already dead long before but they still had registry at municipality..

      Also everyone knows US government supporting AKP and I can believe that due electronic election AKP can hack system to change percentage of votes..

      And now I heard that for next election , AKP is gonna use Syrian immigrants votes by making them Turkish citizen..

      DOES NOT MATTER LEGALLY OR ILLEGALLY , THIS GOVERNMENT AND PM MAY DO ANYTHING TO WIN ELECTION , TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE AND FOR MONEY !! AND THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR PEOPLE !!!!!

      June 11, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Reply
      • nehir

        muzo doğru söylüyor. seçimler hileli. türkiye demokrasiyi iyice kaybediyor. medya ve polis bir diktatörün her dediğini yapıyor yapmazsa onlarda işsiz kalacak. türkiyede hiçbir kanıt yokken asker,general hapiste. avukatlar hapiste, gazeteciler hapiste ve kendisine karşı çıkan herkes hapiste.düşünce özgürlüğü yok. türkiye de insanlar ( % 34 hariç) zor durumda.

        June 12, 2013 at 5:13 am |
    • martillo

      If you did not like the system why did not you change it when you had a chance then? Instead, your party was busy destroying the country every way possible and hanging/killing people who were not agree with them..

      June 12, 2013 at 12:22 am | Reply
    • emrah

      Are you sure Berrin? I think you should learn mathematics. Akp had 50% and Chp had 26 % and Mhp had 14% and the all others had totally 10%. all over Turkey 66% went for voting. AKP took 50%, so all over Turkey 33% voted for AKP and 17.1% voted for Chp and 9.2% voted for Mhp and 6.6 % voted for all others. It doesnt mean that Akp stole the other small parties votes'. And also Akp didnt say to the other 34% that dont vote.

      June 12, 2013 at 4:25 am | Reply
      • Berrin Raith

        Ops l didnt said, they stoled the votes, this is what you are mentioning. l said system is unjustice, so make another calculation, how much vote AKP got and how much parlemanter AKP has? Do you see a direct proportion?

        June 12, 2013 at 6:54 am |
  18. fatih

    Amanpour you are so insincere.it leaks from your face.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  19. fatih

    i can say that as i watch evey program you do with muslims you can not control your insincere feelings.you are a real shame of humanity.you are the main reason why cnn is disgusting.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Reply
    • Tug

      The problem of many muslim people is that they always try to find a way to connect everything to the religion they support... The world is global, every human understands what democracy, equality and humanity mean.

      June 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  20. Emre

    "The show is over prime minister advisor" thank you for asking the right questions that nobody in Turkish journalist could ask .

    June 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Reply
    • martillo

      I think she got way better answers than she expected!!!!! That's why she had the cut him off, right?

      June 12, 2013 at 12:23 am | Reply
  21. fatih

    what did she ask or could not answer."Those people are the ones who attacked American Embassy??!!"

    June 11, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Reply
    • Tug

      I have friends there who are still protesting. My teachers, cousins, relatives, most of the people I personally know. Most of these people are the people who have never been in a protest in their lives. The chief adviser lied and it was very obvious... the truth is truth. Nobody can hide it by using some imaginary arguments.

      June 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Reply
      • Ahmet Pal

        My cousin is working in a building close to Gezi Park and their building is damaged by the protestors and she is sitting at home now waiting for things calm down. I don't know if your neighbors, teachers etc. were among these attackers but whoever they are they deserve punishment. If you want to protest just do your protest in legal boundaries. Why terrorism?

        June 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
    • martillo

      If you listen carefully, he explained whose 'those people' were...he certainly did not mean or say 'all the people protesting' in Taksim .

      June 12, 2013 at 1:22 am | Reply
  22. Pinar

    He is lying, the police did go into the park earlier today and left afterwards. They will pull every trick to justify their ends. PM already stated in public that he will not compromise, unfortunately this dialogue he will have with the protesters will solve nothing.
    This is not just a small part of Istanbul, the entire country is in upheaval, and it is very unsettling to watch.
    They are incapable of answering even the simplest questions without straying from the topic.

    Even though they were not clearly answered I am very grateful for your questions Christiane

    Pinar
    Istanbul

    June 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Reply
    • martillo

      As Kalin stated, they are only willing the sit with the real protesters. Not with DHKP-C, CHP, or any other left parties or terrorist groups.

      June 12, 2013 at 12:26 am | Reply
  23. William

    Well you tried, I guess. You listened respectfully to Kalin bey as he made statements contrary to facts from the ground. But I ask you to update your twitter feed with the actual situation at Gezi Park.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Reply
  24. Matt

    People of word the Turkish people needs your help. Erdogan's government is out of control. Today, his police force just arrested 47 lawyers in Istanbul ( at the Court House ) Any help would be appreciated. PLease share all of the news with your friends and politicians. Erdogan and his Police Force needs to stop.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Reply
  25. Adem

    Thanks Christian..
    From Istanbul with love...
    Adem

    June 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  26. Zeynep

    first of all thank you so much for this lesson that you gave on tv.and you have no idea how shameful it is to live in a country with an untrustful media.i belive beyond all the bad things happening in Turkey the worst is the shameless silence of the mainstream media.and dear fatih it is so clear that you got your manners from your beloved Prime Minister.remember him talking about the christians and jews.don't be so stereo type.don't make it about Islam...

    June 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  27. Funda

    CNN, bring out the truth and let the entire world watch what happened to a peaceful and modern country when a dictator destroyed it all. These kids just wanted to protest quietly and wanted to get the message out by saying, don't tell me that I can't celebrate my National Holiday, don't change the entire school system and inform me two weeks before, clear the faults of your friends and families in an instant but keep people in prison for the reasons that you can't explain! The list will go on but they are protesting for extreme one sided policies and acts.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • martillo

      Where were you when PM imprisoned in Turkey for just READING A POEM?( and many others) Can you explain that to me?

      June 12, 2013 at 12:30 am | Reply
      • TC CAPHULS İ'N NY

        Yes that's why he now attacked all republicans and democrats.

        June 12, 2013 at 3:19 am |
  28. Doug

    Thank you Ms. Amanpour for your integrity! You wanna know the worst part ? We are not even allowed to watch the video above in Turkey for some reason.The video is not shown on my borwsers and I have tried every kinda browser known to men. This is the level of censorship that we are dealing with here. There is a dictator elected by the majority here and he believes since he has the votes of half of the citizens he can do whatever he wants. We shall remember the fact that all the dictators of 20th century were elected leaders. just because you win the elections does not gives you the ultimate power to rule people as if they are your subjects.We are people and we wanna be heard and we want the level of freedom that y`all have in the states.I was living in Louisiana til March 2013 and if y`all take me back I wish to relocate to USA.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  29. Hakan

    wow wow wowwww .. CNN , BDP , CHP , DHKP-C All together !! This is big picture !! what happened , why you are together ? But you have to know , We are not idiot too !!! Already we saw everything ....

    June 11, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Reply
  30. Melisa

    Now I am in Taksim and we are entrapped in an apartment block. Even our gas masks fail to protect us due to overuse of gas. Scores of people are heavily injured and we are deprived of medical supplies. We are trying to treat people in empty spaces in apartment blocks. There is obvious torture here. There are inhumane acts. There is a threat of many deaths due to heavy injuries. In our country, the media is threatened by the PM and so it does not allow any anti-government broadcast. Our government does not cooperate with us, but chooses to go side by side with the terrorist groups. Actually, life security is not guaranteed here. Protestors are scattered around just because of excessive use of tear gas. Some people need to help us; otherwise, we are bound to lose many people for the sake of freedom. Finally, it is worth noting that our PM tempts people to attack opposite groups and do not contribute to nationwide peace.
    Turhan Doğu

    June 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • Anon

      please do not spread rumours that there are deaths!!!

      June 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Reply
      • Pinar

        Please read more carefully, "There is a threat of many deaths due to heavy injuries." : means deaths are likely to occur due to sustained injuries.
        On another note, deaths did occur during previous protests, but maybe not yet today.

        June 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm |
  31. sigmund

    1. They gassed the hell out of the park even when there were scores of injured people being treated.

    2. Prior to this attack, they staged a so-called "molotov attack by protesters", where 10 or so undercover cops threw around molotovs. They were not attacked at all. They were positioned far away from the actual protesters. They were not captured. There are lots of photos showing them with arms around their waists and lighting molotovs right beside cops. Expectedly, these excellent actors vanished totally without leaving a trace behind.

    3. The government has been trying to undermine the credibility of the peaceful protesters by frequently resorting to the bogus expression "marginal groups". It is sickening to hear it over and over again.

    4. DHKP-C is not among the protesters. There is no connection whatsoever to the embassy attack. Bull... well, fill in the blanks yourself.

    5. Despite the huge objection, they passed the so-called alcohol market regulation law yesterday. Yes, right... While the unrest is still going on.

    6. The governor of İstanbul publicly promised not to attack the protesters sitting in the park but they brutally did it today in the morning.

    7. The government consistently and shamelessly lies to not only its citizens but obviously to the international media as well.

    8. I wish you had shut him up Mrs. Amanpour. His hypocrisy is disgusting.

    June 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Reply
    • martillo

      I believe your lies are disgusting. Be honest to yourself for God's sake. You are telling me that all the protesters in Taksim are pure tree lovers? or we are so blind to see the terrorist groups' flags and pictures next to Ataturk's..If you love your country so much, why did you destroy it? Look what you left behind! Shame on you and people like you for destroying my beautiful country and embarrassing us to the whole world! Stop drinking and wake up!

      June 12, 2013 at 12:37 am | Reply
      • sigmund

        I believe you are disgusting enough to believe that the protests are all about trees. People are rising up against 10 years of opression. If you are not a Turk, you are simply clueless. If you are a Turk, I am not even taking you seriously. Do your flag waving under someone else's post then.

        June 12, 2013 at 10:10 am |
    • martillo

      http://www.yorgoangelopoulos.com/2013/06/gezi-parknda-neler-oluyor.html?m=1

      June 12, 2013 at 1:02 am | Reply
      • sigmund

        Classic! PKK is there huh? Supporting the protests?

        Remember, your beloved government recently sat around the table with the imprisoned leader of PKK, the baby killer. Erdogan promised to gradually abandond the eastern region of Turkey to this notorious terrorist organization despite all the objection. In return for what? In return for receiving their support on his path to Presidency. Or should I say ultimate dictatorship?

        The political party that backs up PKK, namely BDP, has withdrawn its own supporters from the protests. There is no actual reason for true PKK supporters to be there on Gezi Park. Open minded Kurds are there standing together with people from all segments of the society, standing side to side by them the way they are supposed to.

        The police and the government has done everything imaginable and unimaginable to undermine the protests: Stage molotov attacks, assemble vandalism teams to wreak havoc on the streets and blame it on the protesters, hire a thug to shank the leader of Çarşı (originally a football fan group that has invested a lot of support in the protests), unleash herds of AKP curs with nailed clubs in their hands who followed the police and attacked the people, keep blabbering on and on about 'marginal this and marginal that'...

        It is okay to be stupid and literally blind to what is happening around you but posing as if you "see through!" stuff renders you a worthless pile of flesh. What you are doing is not merely advocating the outdated and fascistic government but also making your own contribution to a humanitarian crime that has been committed and is still being committed against the peaceful citizens of Turkey who are there to defend their rights only.

        June 12, 2013 at 10:20 am |
  32. Anon

    Interesting to see that CNN didn't show Erdogan being welcomed by thousands the other day. For some reason I definitely do not find this so called "support" from the international media sincere... By the way the people that say they can't watch the video, you can find it on Youtube.

    June 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Reply
    • Pinar

      What's insincere was the Erdoğan being welcomed by "so called thousands", who were forced to meet him at the airport via text messages sent by the government itself, while funding their transportation to the grounds, providing them with flags etc. That crowd could not even manage their slogans correctly...

      June 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Reply
      • Anon

        That is not what I'm talking about here though is it? However, now that you mention it I'm starting to wonder whether you watch TV... What I saw that night was a crowd of thousands cheering with joy, they didn't look as if they were forced!!
        An what is more insincere is that just a few months ago people like you were calling Erdogan an American slave. But now I see that you are willing to disgrace your own country to the American media..

        June 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm |
      • ozgur

        Anon, do you mean joy by this chant by the PM's welcoming crowd: "Let us go to Taksim, Let us CRUSH the protestors".
        In return protestors who were watching this live in Taksim chanted: "Let them come to Taksim, Let them experience humanity"

        June 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm |
  33. gezici

    "Worried about a creeping theocracy" indeed. Well said Christiane. Much like the governer of Istanbul, this guy also is either ignorant or lying, or both. The police clearly attacked gezi park today, not only with tear gas, but also by physically invading and removing the tents of the peaceful protestors:
    http://video.sozcu.com.tr/2013/video/haber/cadirlari-boyle-soktuler.html

    June 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Reply
    • martillo

      Have you ever seen how American police acts when they deal with terrorist, people who endanger public's safety, and with people who clear treat to police?

      June 12, 2013 at 12:41 am | Reply
  34. Hasan

    Amanpour, by using such expressions, I think if there is someone who shows, it is you.

    June 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  35. Irem

    Thanks for what you have done for us, when our media is suppressed by the government. That's how journalism works! Here's what I have gone through : http://iremsays.blogspot.com

    June 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  36. Tess

    Fargun, does democracy entirely lie in the execution of an election ? If one person comes to power with the substantial majority of votes, does he not have to consider the wellbeing of all of his people ? And if the protestors have the same ideas with who attacked the U.S. Embassy why are they keep on getting severely injured themselves, and not exploding up crowded places ? Please do not reply with the actions of the provocateurs, protestors certainly do not condone them either. And I do not mean to pick a fight, I just want to know how you support and rationalize your ideas.

    June 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  37. Serhat

    Every Turkish people should complain about Erdogan here, because the US will bring democracy to Turkey soon as possible like in Afghanistan, Irak and etc...
    Thanky you guys, I really feel me free (bu da türkceden direk olsun)

    June 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  38. tevfik

    Watched Ms Amanpour interview Mr. Kalin. Kalin in Turkish means "thick", in this case it refers to his scull

    June 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Reply
    • martillo

      In this case your name means: Getting helped by Allah. May Allah help you my friend!

      June 12, 2013 at 12:48 am | Reply
  39. Ayşe

    Thanks a million on behalf of all Turkish people who is tired of our dictator Prime Minister!!!

    June 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • togo

      Dictator is actually a recent movie by Sacha Baron Cohen. Pretty funny.

      June 12, 2013 at 4:54 am | Reply
  40. Fadime

    Ms. Amanpour, thank you for being honest and great interview, Turkish writers are cencorned for the moment.

    June 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  41. GMurphy

    All his replies are running around in circles. None of it is true! These people are not trouble makers, they are just people looking to protect the freedom and modernization that was brought upon Turkey from their Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk! Erdogan is just trying to milk the country for every dime he can and he did this throughout his dictatorship by only giving jobs to his followers and letting them build malls all over the country (what turkish people call AVM's) he didnt encourage any arts, historical highlights, instead he ruined the landscape of the country. If you look at aerial views of Turkey in the last decade you will notice a considerable amount of Trees and Forestry replaced by cement. Recently 3000 trees cut down in the "Ataturk Farm" known as Ataturk Cifligi to use lumber for construction. This is a farm that growning up all children remember visiting to eat homemade ice cream, have picnics and visit live stock. Gone. There are no trouble makers in Turkey, there are only helpless people trying to defend what Ataturk provided for them, Peace and Hope for a bright future. Thank you Amanpour for all your questions, you showed courage where many didn't by confronting them with honest points and questions. Erdogan needs to step down. Turkey needs a leader to rebuild the country not tear it down as such. How can they respect a leader as such? I doubt they will.

    June 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Reply
    • martillo

      http://www.yorgoangelopoulos.com/2013/06/gezi-parknda-neler-oluyor.html?m=1

      June 12, 2013 at 1:01 am | Reply
    • togo

      Yea, GDP quadrupled over the last decade because Erdogan "milked" the country. Did you forget that the inflation rate was over 70% only fifteen years ago?

      You want Erdogan to step down? Great. Me too. But tell me who will replace him? Create a viable alternative. Rest assured that the majority will quickly switch once they feel someone capable to do a better job than Erdogan goes for office.

      June 12, 2013 at 5:02 am | Reply
      • GMurphy

        Thank you for your input, however at this point we can not keep voting for him because there are not viable alternatives! That is not acceptable, and I agree there havent been any good candidates but at this point even my 12 year old niece with an out of the box positive outlook could do a better job! My hopes and prayers are that God should make a viable candidate step forward (especially after this) that wants to make a positive impact on such a beautiful country and heart warming people like in Turkey! Turkish people have to stop being passive and be proactive! Be safe my friend, much love!

        June 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm |
      • GMurphy

        one more note, wasnt there a young man Cenk something or rather that ended up leaving the country who was a potential candidate for Prime Minister. Erdogan started diging up dirt that didnt exist on him about doing electronic smuggling or something? I really cant remember the entire story, well he would have been a good candidate and people were truly voting for him....ah well lets just pray for the best!

        June 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm |
  42. Nazli

    Thank you so much Ms. Amanpour, you did a great job,a lot of innocent people in my country are getting hurt or getting killed..... we have to get the true news out to the world what is going on in Turkey.... Thank you so much again.........

    June 11, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  43. nmiet

    Her Show was great!!!
    So rude behaviour to cut the line while he was talking. Learn to listen without prejudice. Where is your objectivity? Shame!
    Erdogan is a 'suddenly dictator'. And suddenly, they see that. How suddenly!
    Where were you when there was a massacre in Myanmar, in Gaza?
    This is a not the true honest media.

    June 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  44. nedm

    I dont thank this INSINCERE WOMAN!!!

    June 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  45. Yildiz

    Thank you ms amanpour for asking this questions. The world needs to know the true. We are peaceful people and they are getting hurt and kill for fighting for their right. We are modern country and they can't control us.

    June 11, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  46. HELP

    erdogan betray our country. Bought the media. Persecution and dictatorship are the people. divides in our country. the chaos of civil war hump.

    June 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Reply
    • irazk

      I hope you jerks them to help. However, there is a problem like this, the prime minister came with the election, what are you going to do? cry just like that. you are free

      June 12, 2013 at 3:50 am | Reply
  47. HELP

    To change the secular republic regime of Prime Minister's working with any kind of gamei

    June 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Reply
    • Atilla

      To change the secular regime in turkey??? Do you really believe the state in Turkey has been secular in the Republic? I think you do not have any idea about the definition of 'secular'.

      June 12, 2013 at 3:05 am | Reply
  48. HELP

    Whether intentionally driven nation, Mr. Amanpour erdogan up words too heavy, and accused him of defamation. When you know there is no alcohol in the mosque took also said the injured youth had been done dressing. but denied imam of the mosque itself. Erdogan has two faces. One very dangerous.

    June 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Reply
  49. HELP

    JOB SUMMARY
    -banners with an excuse to remove the hollow like to Taksim Square.
    -Action and Travel Park, innocent role he now no longer to interfere.
    -Alanine in the heart of the action until the police and toma'lari sok.
    -It has set before molotofcular step forward. -For days, the media do not tell the square, together molotofculari gostereebilsin long as the police bibergazi squeeze them. nullification.
    -Thus halk'da government-backed activists, I thought how filthy and dangerous.

    June 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  50. HELP

    Summary of work, such as a hollow excuse to remove the banners and go to Taksim.
    He would attempt to stem the action and the trip to the park to play the innocent.
    Put up in the heart of the action area, the police and the toma s.
    Molotov previously arranged by actors step forward.
    For days, the media do not tell the square Molotov actors together to demonstrate long as the police pepper spray,
    squeeze them.nullification.
    Thus people think that the government-backed activists how filthy and dangerous.

    June 12, 2013 at 12:06 am | Reply
  51. idilgumruk

    I just wanted to thank you for being a real journalist. Thank you for seeing their plays and fake actings. We've been trying to be heard for two weeks now. It's such a shame that you heard us before our own Turkish media did. I'm very grateful to you for letting the whole world know what we are struggling with. I wish our media was as brave as you are. Thank you again for being a real journalist.
    Love and respect from all the capulcus

    June 12, 2013 at 12:27 am | Reply
  52. Kemal

    The video is not showing. Is it already removed?

    June 12, 2013 at 1:19 am | Reply
    • togo

      Available here as well:

      http://www.zaman.com.tr/gundem_mr-kalin-the-show-is-over_2099698.html

      June 12, 2013 at 5:03 am | Reply
  53. Kemal

    I really appreciate your broadcasting the events happening in Gezi Park.

    June 12, 2013 at 1:44 am | Reply
  54. concerned

    facts. Please talk about this.

    June 12, 2013 at 1:45 am | Reply
  55. Eda

    Thank you very much for your realistic journalizm!!!

    June 12, 2013 at 2:05 am | Reply
  56. ibrahim

    Dear Amanpour
    We would like to thank you and sending our regards. As you said "The game is over"
    Yes it is, game is over

    TAZYIK efendi, GAME OVER and you LOST

    June 12, 2013 at 2:08 am | Reply
  57. TC

    Erdogan must be kidding. He is meeting with some artists, singers etc, those have not been at Taksim during demonstrations or said a single word about the whole matter so far.

    We can not accept them as our spokesman what so ever...

    This is just one of the Erdogan's games, that is all.

    June 12, 2013 at 2:22 am | Reply
    • concerned

      Agreed. Lets face it his jails more people who express freedom of speech than China

      June 12, 2013 at 2:26 am | Reply
  58. bade

    Alcohol issue in Turkey is not a standard regulation. Mr Kalin and the government are encouraged by the regulation in other countries but fact is that the content of the law in Turkey is much radical and comprehensive. Imagine that the new law bans alcohol brands to sponsor musical events, meaning it is not going to be viable to promoto any rock, jazz, pop concerts, the so-called 'marginal groups' go to.
    Government should stop fooling people!

    June 12, 2013 at 2:46 am | Reply
    • togo

      In Turkey, alcohol sales near schools is allowed. It is also allowed to drink in public. These are banned pretty much in every state in the EU and the US. I must agree with Mr. Kalin that it is just brought up to standard. I don't see how the banning of sponsoring a concert (with a primarily teenage audience) is a major restriction.

      Minimum age with the new law is 18. It is 21in the US. It is stricter in the US!

      June 12, 2013 at 5:08 am | Reply
  59. Atilla

    The game has already been over for ten years for the autocratic rulers in Turkey!!! Now those, a few people got the chance to demonstrate themselves thanks to a few trees.
    Dear demonsrators, please keep the show and expect the int'l media's support! But no violence, please! No weapons (any kind of), no fire please! Oh.. by the way, please keep the trees at the park alive and don't injure them.

    Peace at home, peace over the World!

    June 12, 2013 at 2:56 am | Reply
  60. Cem

    They are not used to your questions.. Please destroy them, please call them HITLER, call them Fasist, call them the new uprising neo-Nazis of the norther hemisphere, call them liars, call them non-human for what they are doing to us.. call them everything.. Maybe but Maaaaaaaybe, (with an incredibly huge doubt though..) they realize what they are doing, when all these words come from someone else, but from their own country..

    June 12, 2013 at 3:25 am | Reply
  61. irazk

    small-brained idiots. Pray united to bring them democracy and freedom. This is democracy and freedom you deserve. we are living in this country. Take a look at your face in the mirror. we have studied in the best universities in this country people. We're not jerks like you. if you are looking for people who will vote for the pasta and charcoal look in the mirror. if you are looking for the partisan and provocateur media watch public channel. look at yourself if you are looking for dictator. look at yourself if you are looking for fed carbohydrate. sponge brains.

    June 12, 2013 at 3:46 am | Reply
    • Atilla

      Dear irazk,
      Your rude words explain why the huge mass of the public in Turkey do not like the extreme alleged 'laical' people like you. Please do not understate the voters and the whole public in Turkey!
      Never insult the people!
      You know the game has been over for you for ten years and It has been spring for Turkish People!

      June 12, 2013 at 4:01 am | Reply
      • irazk

        I wish you happiness with your dreams. I would advise you to learn what does rude mean. coz u r the people that curse the died mother of the prime minister. that shows your capacity. als im sorry for ur hopes for turkish spring. don't copy everything that you see in the world. life is not a computer game as you live. gezi is not the place of gta. if u have an alternative for prime minister, come and show all of us..is he mustafa sarıgül, is he kemal kılıçdaroglu or mehmet ali alabora, is he halit ergenc:) u are really funny.. really really sorry for ur hopes about spring. but that is the real. maybe another spring.

        June 12, 2013 at 6:27 am |
  62. Jda

    A warm and sincere thanks!

    June 12, 2013 at 4:01 am | Reply
  63. togo

    Funny how she felt she needed to cut him off after getting plausible answers. Mr. Kalin, you did great. It's clear she wasn't expecting that.

    June 12, 2013 at 4:20 am | Reply
  64. mustafa

    it was not a fair behaviour that christiana to mr.kalin she didn't allow him to finish his words. she thought that these compliments would bother white house and prevented him to speak much I guess. CNN is broadcasting incidents for 2-3 hours live for democratical issues but its anchorwoman is violating democracy on her show.

    June 12, 2013 at 4:20 am | Reply
  65. leventaydogan

    11 dk'lık konuşmada sadece "Sir, show is over" cümlesini anlayabilmişsen eğer, beyin hücrelerinde sorun var demektir. Tedavi olman şart!

    June 12, 2013 at 4:21 am | Reply
  66. lulu

    Did you know Turkish cable channel blocked you news as well? Instead they showed CNN Asia.

    June 12, 2013 at 4:37 am | Reply
  67. Aysal

    Dear Mis Amanpour.,
    Thank you very much for last evening your news program.From Turkish gowerment end Tayyip Erdogan newer speak is true.Hi's very agly diktaor.I can said if Mr.Obama crazy if takes Erdogan hants.Bud all word can see about Taksim about Turkey.I hope so all peaple don't want Erdogan end AKP/

    Best regards.
    Thank your attention.
    Aysal

    June 12, 2013 at 4:55 am | Reply
    • koleman

      cowerd amanpour couldnt keep the conversation

      June 12, 2013 at 5:07 am | Reply
  68. Aysal

    Dear Mis Amanpour.,
    Thank you very much for last evening your news program.for Turkish Turkey and Tayyip Erdogan.His newer speak is true.Hi's very hungry diktator.I can said if Mr.Obama crazy if takes Erdogan hants.Bud all word can see about Taksim about Turkey.I hope so all peaple don't want Erdogan and AKP/

    June 12, 2013 at 4:58 am | Reply
  69. koleman

    dhkpc elçiliğe saldırınca terrörist taksime çıkınca özgürlükçü. seveyim sizi iki yüzlü cnn korkak amanpour.

    June 12, 2013 at 5:02 am | Reply
  70. togo

    DHKP/C banners are every where in gezi park. DHKP/C is the terrorist organization that bombed the US embassy.

    What started as a peaceful protest turned into the playground of terrorist organizations. I am afraid they will sooner or later do something crazy, risking the lives of many innocent and great people, creating turmoil. I hope that doesn't happen.

    June 12, 2013 at 5:15 am | Reply
  71. fatih

    i do not agree with all the things Erdogan does but the fact is we do not have another choice.Else other facists will come to power and ban all our religious freedom.I do not have problem with anybodys drink or dress but they do.

    from architectual point i did not like the project.But this is gone so far away from a project protest.

    June 12, 2013 at 6:12 am | Reply
  72. mustafa

    it is obvious that violent groups now captured the gezi park and the protest is not innocent rite now as it started. the real protestors should leave the park for their own safe as the governor constantly remarking. It seems this is the only way to end the chaos.

    June 12, 2013 at 6:41 am | Reply
  73. Berrin Raith

    For votting System, l do not blame Erdogan, he found it in his hands. But, if a prime minister says, l believe in democracy then first thing he should do is the change this unfair system and let every political parties have repesantatives in parlement. If something is obviously wrong, should noone change it but say "its not my mistake, let it go on"

    June 12, 2013 at 6:50 am | Reply
  74. irazk

    http://www.sabah.com.tr/Yazarlar/ardic/2013/06/12/tursu-kurmaya-benzemez

    amanpour read this article if u can understand..or if u can wait end of the page..this is not ur show.. but if u want we can show u the reality show

    June 12, 2013 at 7:01 am | Reply
  75. irazk

    http://www.sabah.com.tr/Yazarlar/ardic/2013/06/09/gene-sana-husran-sana-gene-hasret-var

    im really sad for u

    June 12, 2013 at 7:01 am | Reply
  76. Sunny

    I've always adored Amanpour, her style, the way she carries herself, the questions she asks and the things she stands for. She's a ballsy lady!😉 #BacimsinAmanpour ♥

    June 12, 2013 at 7:04 am | Reply
  77. Bramo

    Talking to all public ! Do not trust this woman ! She hides and avoids the truth. Protests are causing issue at only a small area of Istanbul. There is no war in Turkey as ths liar mentioned. Ask her why didnt she answer the question that secretary of Turkish Prime Minster asked. and took him offline. Because truth hurts.
    Exactly same groups attached the American Embasy in Instanbul, and you all called them terrorists? Now same groups are attacking Turkish police and you call them Protesters ???? Do no be double faced and lose your honor? If you call yourself journalist, tell the truth and stop supporting chaos? Bu actually we know what your problem is!? Because Turkey has becoming powerful and has the best economy in Europe, a self sufficient country. No more in need of your help! You lost a big benefit, you cant suck Turkey's blood anymore. Blood sucker banks and companies cannot run their horses freely anymore..You are all servants of Emperyalist countries, but the world is not revolving around you anymore. You will not succeed breaking Turkey! Liars !!!

    June 12, 2013 at 7:08 am | Reply
    • A.Z.Kuleman

      All your efforts are for making people believe in that the protesters are members of a political or illegal organization!! This is not true!! There are millions of protester all around Anatolia and this is undobtedly, definitely a public resistance !! This is the hurting truth!! It hurts you, it beats you!! and it can even kill you !! You know this!! The source of your panic, your fear is this fact!!! This is the trut!! and no one can change the truth !!

      June 12, 2013 at 7:22 am | Reply
    • TCKergin

      Bramo! First, change your name to Bravo! Then, can you tell people, if you are fromThe Yetmez Ama Evet, or The Seker Komur Makarna team?..

      June 13, 2013 at 9:15 am | Reply
  78. ferit

    You provided the breathe of fresh air Turks needed from all the gas chambers surrounding them. Kudos for being honest and having integrity in reporting the truth, and only the truth.

    June 12, 2013 at 7:10 am | Reply
  79. jimmy lim

    Can never trust an Islamist Govt just as in Egypt

    June 12, 2013 at 8:39 am | Reply
  80. togo

    Erdogan himself is religious, but his party can hardly be called islamist. For example, headscarf is still forbidden in schools in Turkey (unlike the USA). Do you think an islamist government allow that to continue for over 10 years?

    The truth is you can never trust a government, whether it is islamic, secular, socialist, capitalist, whatever. It's politics.

    June 12, 2013 at 9:23 am | Reply
  81. Lynn

    Thank you for honestly reporting and asking tough questions no reporter dares to ask.

    Now protesters and those against the ruling party's Islamicization of Turkey's secular republic are being branded as members of an old marginal communist group, a la the Cold War style. Turks in the diaspora supporting the protests have even received messages that their names are being put on lists for the government by those loyal to them, including people who live in the U.S. to intimidate them. Such bullying has no place in a modern democracy.

    This party has over stepped its bounds, and Erdogan has worn out his welcome. They both need to go.

    June 12, 2013 at 9:44 am | Reply
  82. hande

    serhatın kalitesizliği nolucak?

    June 12, 2013 at 10:11 am | Reply
  83. H. B.

    I'm having trouble figuring out what the real agendas are in Turkey. (Note, I can't watch the videos because my PC isn't up to date.)

    Not that I expect commenters here to fill me in honestly, but every now and then a rational person does show up and can understand objectively.

    I don't need to hear the accusations. Those can be made to slice both ways. I want to know what is motivating both sides to do the inane things they're doing.

    One thing is clear: everyone involved seems to be HUGELY over-reacting to a dispute over construction of a shopping mall. What is equally clear, therefore, is that nobody, on either side, wants to state honestly what the REAL reasons are.

    WHY?

    The protesters started by objecting to a shopping mall. Nowhere else in the world would people become this emotional and wrathful over such a thing. But in Muslim states, it's the way of life.

    This looks to me very much like all the Islamic revolutions that have occurred in the last few years, but with a possible twist. Erdogan has been trying to insinuate Islam into his government for years – at least in effect, if not in official fact.

    The protesters do not – so far – appear to be Islamists. That doesn't mean they aren't, though.

    What Islamists forget is that, in a democracy, even if you're in a voting majority, the government is obligated to respect the rights and liberties of everyone, including the people you despise. But Islam is the opposite of democracy. Muslims see no reason to respect it, even if they're living in one.

    But IS Turkey a real democracy? I've doubted that for a long time. Merely holding elections (or "staging" them, as too often happens) does NOT make the country a democracy.

    I do sense that this conflict contains a huge dose of Islamism on the offensive, but I can't yet be sure which side it's on. For all I know, it could be on BOTH sides, perhaps on a sectarian basis.

    In these recent years, we've witnessed countries being turned into Islamic States, one after another. Even when the "rebels" declared how they "yearn for rights and liberties – and democracy." They lied. Once they got what they wanted (often with help from Western countries who were sucked in by believing the lies), they promptly formed Islamic States.

    How can I know this case in Turkey is any different? It has all the hallmarks of yet another Islamic takeover. But Erdogan already is pro-Islamic, but for various reasons he hasn't tried to make Turkey an official Islamic State. Turkey is, for what it's worth, still secular. But so was Libya, and Khadafy was a devout Muslim, but wanted to run a secular state. So they hunted him down, sodomized him and killed him. He wasn't "Islamic enough."

    The "Arab Spring's" whole purpose was to turn nations into Islamic States. They did it (and are still doing it) with countries whose majority populations were Muslim, AND which had secular governments. Turkey fits that bill eloquently.

    But in this case, the only Islamists I can see so far are in government.

    Hence, I am not sure at all that I am comprehending fully the nature of this whole mess. Almost nobody will tell the real truth, on either side. That usually means that both sides have something to hide.

    I'd like to find the real motivations behind the actions. I can already guess they will be rather unlovely – on both sides.

    Can anyone shed some reality on me? Without hype, emotionalism and prejudice? As in the old quote: "The facts, ma'am, just the facts."

    June 12, 2013 at 10:19 am | Reply
    • toro

      You ask for the facts, yet it appears that you have failed at getting the facts so far. Your post contains a fair dose of information pollution and conspiracy theories. A couple of facts:

      There's a significant difference between a muslim and an islamist. Turkey is a predominantly muslim state, but the majority is against a politicized islam. People are well aware that mixing religion and government is bad for both.

      June 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • toro

      Oh, by the way, elections are not staged in Turkey. That's why there are military coups, to topple an democratically elected government. Turkey had three so far, and multiple attempts.

      Honestly, you need to change your information sources. Read the Wikipedia or something. Turkey is drastically different than how you portray it as.

      June 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  84. Kaan

    CAN CNN PLEASE CAPTURE FOOTAGE FROM ANKARA, IZMIR, ADANA, GEZI PARK IS JUST A SMALL GLIMPSE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING. CITIZENS ARE BEING ABUSED AND STRIPPED OF THEIR RIGHTS WITH INTENSE POLICE ACTIONS TAKEN AGAINST THEM IN MAIN PROVINCES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

    June 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  85. Ayaş çapulcu

    Hello just wanted send you a link showing the force that AKP party that used against lawyers and barristers who have been defending those prosecuted in the Gezi park Taksim Square Istanbul .. I ask you to tell me if you can see any justice or democracy in this video Ps Akp stands democracy and justice :)) do ask these images in the people who call and are interned from Akp members of parliament http://youtu.be/6qndC0Ft2Tg if you wish I can send you many more link and videos

    June 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  86. HELP

    Amanpour THANK YOU... sees the truth,

    June 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  87. çapulcu ayyaş

    CNN became our national news channel in Turkey as we can not get information from our national channels which are slave of pm. Demonstrations are continuing in every corners of all cities in Turkey. We need supports of all people and all countries on the world against the violence and dictatorship of pm rte.

    June 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Reply
    • Kazim

      Am I living in another country? Perhaps you did not plug in your TV or perhaps you have forgotten to open it.

      June 12, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Reply
  88. çapulcu ayyaş

    Please CNN, continue to report from our resistence and do not let world to forget it.

    June 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  89. Random

    The sad thing is, she did not cut him off, the show was literally over, outa time...

    June 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  90. Kazim

    Do you think Gezi Park issue is supported by the majority in Turkey? It is a campaign agains Erdogan. It is not related to protect environment at all. It was a trial agains Erdogan. But it will remain as a trial only. Turkey is a democratic country and you will see Gezi Park issue will increase Akparty's votes and unfortunately decrease CHP votes.

    June 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Reply
  91. muge

    Thank you Amanpour for asking about the provacators, Kalin does not know but we people watching the news can sure guess. they are goverments' people. Suprise ! we are not stupid !! for 10 days nobody used any molotof coctail and suddenly yesterday morning just before ccn turk and ntv ( turkish media)started their live broadcast suddenly some people started throwing molofs, what a coincidence... anyway the show is over🙂 literary over..
    I don t care about the alcohol regulations as you defend yourself it is the same regulation in europe...
    just tell me about the army commanders who served the country for years who are in jail , given just 10 min to defend themselves in court agaist a 1 million page indictment ,( has anyone read it really ) journalists in jail who have critisized erdoğan ...what a democracy...If he is not a dictator why is he afraid of everything even his shadow ??? and jailed everyone in the country
    can Kalin just tell me there will not be any revision and building in Gezi park ? I dont think so..

    June 13, 2013 at 2:23 am | Reply
    • Bramo

      Yes you are right..
      Journalist certified but part of terrorist groups
      lawyer- lots of evidence shows that they are part of terrorist groups
      Use the journalist or lawyer mask, operate in terrorist or criminal activity, then you should be free. Who they hell are these people? What makes them special. They deserve more than this and hoping them to stay there till die..
      Use the same excuse all the time. he is in because he is against to erdogan.25 percent of the public in turkey is against to erdogan, why are they not arrested? so stop lying people.
      Erdogan is the only leader who has fought against to Mafia, Terrorism.. till he became the minister, turkish lira was worthless. He is the one fighting against to blood sucking banking system and their CEOs. This is why he is not wanted by them. But what do you want? Were you happy that this county was paying billions of dollars to IMF every year? Were you happy that a small grop of people was the only owner of Turkey? no actualy, people like you dont deserve anything..

      June 13, 2013 at 6:54 am | Reply
  92. SİNEM

    You are lier! You can't STOP Turkiss success! 'SHOW IS OVER!' We know your traps!...We know...

    June 13, 2013 at 5:04 am | Reply
  93. William Wallace

    Thank you so much. Almost all media in Turkey is either corrupted or silenced by the Prime Minister. With your help we will prevail and defeat Tayyip Erdogan and his gang!

    June 13, 2013 at 5:30 am | Reply
    • Bramo

      you are a stupid dreamer. What is your problem? you are not even turkish? If you and idiots like you want Erdogan to go down, then it means Erdogan is doing brilliant job. He has come with vote and will go only with vote. Unless he decides to retire or lose the election, he will remain as Prime Minister of Turkey. I dont think you know that he is supported by %53 of the public and has their vote. Oh no! After all these chaos, his vote may reach to %57.. this mean you do not have chance.. dont dream..

      June 13, 2013 at 6:38 am | Reply
  94. Ali

    Turkey is on the right way.. They can't bear the developments in Turkey. Nothing can stop us by the permittion of Allah..

    June 13, 2013 at 5:37 am | Reply
    • sigmund

      Moron

      June 13, 2013 at 7:15 am | Reply
  95. Ali

    Insulting is your only weapon..

    June 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Reply
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  97. Cuneyt Gurer

    I still don't understand why you cut Mr Kalin's speech when he started to explain what is going on. May be you were not ready to the real story but you should give all aspects of the situation and also show how much violent protestors caused in public and private property demage and how many cars they burned out. In the states that is called terrorism not peacuful demonstrations! I am disapponted with CNN's coverege of latest events in Istanbul. I was in IStanbul with my kids two days ago and we enjoyed the city like many other tourists. Please do not try to produce a "burning image" of my country. Just stick to the reality nothing else, thanks!

    June 16, 2013 at 3:44 am | Reply
  98. vatandaş

    İngilizce yorumlar yazıp da birbirine katılan yorumlar yapıp ülkesinin yönetimini eleştirenlerin hemen hepsi Türk🙂 bırakın oğlum bu boş işleri,elin Amerikalısından medet umacak kadar düşmeyin.Ortadaki oyunu görün..

    June 18, 2013 at 6:19 am | Reply
  99. volkan

    AKP people don't respect anyone or themselves. some of them, a middle aged woman, in parasident TEYIP's last rally proudly say that "we are hair in Erdogan's ass" she say it in the most vulgar form. search in youtube "erdoganin gotunun kiliyiz"

    June 18, 2013 at 7:06 am | Reply
    • Alpaslan

      O kadın kılıçtaroğlu na diyor erdoğanın götünün kılı diye. işte bu kadar cahil ve bu kadar aptal bir güruh sunuz. içinizden çıktığınız!? bu halkın ne şivesinden haberiniz var ne de başka bir şeyinden zavallılar.

      June 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  100. Yalch

    Shame on you Amanpour for not letting this man finish his sentence!

    June 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  101. Alpaslan

    TURKEY AND GEZİ PARK FACTS
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is not a diktatör. An elected Prime Minister in the democratic. Trip to the park, the military coup in Turkey before most of pointers and its political extensions. Bomb the American embassy which gave open support to this action groups. Many of the activists in the country for many years the exploitation of children elitist.

    CHP activists suspected of belonging to an extension of his political thought and in Turkey coup and an elected prime minister and the two secretaries of the four were executed. CHP activists suspected of belonging to an extension of his political thought and in Turkey coup and an elected prime minister and the two secretaries of the four were executed.

    8 hours of uninterrupted stay in the air without CNN What about advertising? The Turkish nation will never forget those days before history and impact and accountability from those who will ask her dish in the days to come.

    Respect for justice and the choice of millions of silent waiting for their homes to friends and foes alike gave response provoked by being caught up in a democracy. Also if you have to also give the streets. The preference of the majority of the rights of the minority, yes, but also learn to respect everyone. I wonder if our friends in the Western deceived us for years? Democracy is not it? Democracy, everyone came to work as a management uses? Minority to dominate the majority? The government says it will not if the artillery barracks of the judiciary, a negative result. Is the result of the plebiscite in favor of the judgment whether the government will act in accordance with the opinion of the people, he says. How is that undemocratic? No matter where they got this dictatorship?

    June 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Reply
    • pars

      Google translate has to get better.

      August 9, 2013 at 7:38 am | Reply
  102. Alpaslan

    Son olarak burada kendi milletini, kendi hükumetini eleştirerek dışarıdan yandaş bulmaya çalışan tipler, sizlere denecek hiç bir söz yok. Adam gibi çalışıp, üretmediniz, yan gelip yattınız. 250 yıldır anadolu insanını bu şikayet ettiğiniz batılıların silahlarının karşısında kelimenin tam anlamı ile biçtirdiniz. biz ürettik siz istanbul da ve sahillerde tükettiniz. Başımıza PKK yı musallat ettiniz dağlarda yine anadolu insanı öldü. Siz AVM lerde keyif çatarken biz öldük. Amaaa artık yağma yok. Bize ölmeyi emretti komutanlar, biz öldük, zafer kazandık size övünmesi düştü. Sorgulamadan öldük hem de ülkemiz için milletimiz için yaşat ki yaşayasın dedik. Ama siz ve o kahrolası zihniyetiniz kendiniz yaşadınız ve bize hiç yaşam hakkı vermediniz. Şunu o koca kafalarınıza sokun. Evet biz müslümanız ve sizi her şeye rağmen affederiz AMA BİR DAHA ASLA SİZE BU ÜLKENİN YÖNETİMİNİ VERMEYİZ. KANIRTA KANIRTA "ÇOĞUNLUĞUN" YÖNETİMİNİ KABUL EDECEKSİNİZ. EŞŞEK GİBİ YÖNETECEĞİZ SİZİ. Hadi dağılın artık şerefsizler.

    June 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  103. M Fatih

    Saying "the show is over" and hanging up the phone is not a justifiable manner if you are claiming yourself a top journalist and conducting fair interviews. Shame on you

    July 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm | Reply

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