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26.8.15

Istanbul: proletarian districts declare 'autonomy' | World War 4 Report: Counter-terrorism units of the Istanbul police have been carrying out raids on suspected operatives of the PKK and allied armed-left faction DHKP-C. The July street-fighting was sparked after a raid on a supposed DHKP-C safe-house left a female suspect dead. Police said she was wanted on suspicion of preparing a suicide attack. (Daily Sabah, Aug. 16; BGN News, July. 26)

The new street clashes come as Istanbul was hit by flash-floods following heavy rains—an increasingly common occurance, blamed on the destruction of green spaces in the city's recent development blitz. (Today's Zaman, Aug. 24) Over-development has been an issue in recent protest movements in Istanbul, pointing to the global convergence between issues of class justice and issues of urban ecology and control of space.


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