“Say Stop to Antisemitism” protest was held in Istanbul / Διαδήλωση κατά του αντισημιτισμού στην Τουρκία

Διαδήλωση κατά του αντισημιτισμού πραγματοποιήθηκε αυτές τις μέρες στην Τουρκία. Συμμετείχαν αρκετοί πολίτες, αψηφώντας την ισχυρή παρουσία της αστυνομίας. Σύμφωνα με το ρεπορτάζ, κάποιοι περαστικοί απευθύνθηκαν στους διαδηλωτές στα αγγλικά, νομίζοντας ότι πρόκειται για ξένους – τόσο ασυνήθιστη ήταν μια τέτοια διαδήλωση γι’ αυτούς. Άλλοι ζητούσαν να μάθουν το νόημα της λέξης “αντισημιτισμός”… 

Source: antisemitism.org.il

Source: antisemitism.org.il

Source: cumhuriyet / Αγγλ. μετάφραση: CFCA

There has been a steep rise in antisemitic hate speech and attacks in Turkey over the last few years. Especially during and after every Israeli offensive in Palestinian lands. Most recently some racist and violent groups have taken up the excuse of Al-Aqsa Mosque provocations and used this is a pretext to attack Turkish-Jews and synagogues.

In order to protest against the rising antisemitism in Turkey and commemorate the horrific events of the past, Say Stop has held a protest meeting with dozens of participants. When activists were gathering in Galatasaray Square in Taksim’s Istiklal, right next to the venue was placed ten times more policemen than activists as usual. The moment banner was opened, interestingly enough some people came to ask questions in English, thinking anyone protesting antisemitism would come from abroad and not from within Turkey. It was also interesting to hear questions as the the meaning of the word “antisemitism” as some of the passer-bys did not know what it means.


2 thoughts on ““Say Stop to Antisemitism” protest was held in Istanbul / Διαδήλωση κατά του αντισημιτισμού στην Τουρκία

  1. Pingback: Διαδήλωση κατά του αντισημιτισμού στην Τουρκία | grassrootreuter

  2. Διαβάστε άρθρο του The Middle East Media Research Institute σχετικά με την τρομακτική εξάπλωση του αντισημιτισμού στην Τουρκία: Antisemitism Hits New High In Turkey: Threats Against Turkish Jews, Expressions Of Admiration For Hitler, Calls For Jews To Be Sent To Concentration Camps; Jews Should Pay A ‘Special Tax’: http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8304.htm

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