Líder del Partido Pirata de Berlín arrestado en una manifestación contra Erdogan

Líder del Partido Pirata de Berlín arrestado en una manifestación contra Erdogan

Bruno Kramm, el líder de la territorial berlinesa del Piraten Partei alemán fue arrestado ayer por “insultar a un representante de un Estado extranjero”. Durante la manifestación él citó un poema satírico escrito por el comediante Jan Boehmermann. La policía detuvo a Kramm frente a la Embajada de Turquía en Berlín. El arresto fue durante una protesta contra la decisión del gobierno alemán (a principio […]

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Head of Berlin Pirate Party Jailed Over Erdogan Protest

Head of Berlin Pirate Party Jailed Over Erdogan Protest

This post is also available in Russian. Bruno Kramm, the head of the Berlin branch of Germany’s Pirate Party, was arrested yesterday for ‘insulting a representative of a foreign state’. During a protest he had quoted a satirical poem by the comedian, Jan Boehmermann. Police arrested Kramm in front of the Turkish embassy in Berlin. The arrest came during a protest against the German government’s […]

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Hard Times for Istanbul’s big man

Hard Times for Istanbul’s big man

‘You arrive on Friday afternoon? Good luck.’ Damn right: Friday afternoon, Istanbul traffic-jams make Rome look like Switzerland. It takes me two bloody hours on a stinky bus to get from the airport to the city center. As the bus approaches Taksim Square, I get a good look at the modern, flashy, new center of Turkey’s largest city: Dubai-style skyscrapers, more than a hundred floors […]

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Interview with a Turkish Pirate about the Protests in #gezipark

Interview with a Turkish Pirate about the Protests in #gezipark

The recent protests in Turkey started on 28 May 2013. The protests were sparked by the brutal eviction of a sit-in at Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park protesting at plans for the park’s demolition and replacement with a shopping mall. Korsan Partisi Hareketi (The Pirate Party of Turkey) was involved from the first days and we asked Şevket Uyanık a few questions about the situation there;

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