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Okmaydani
Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
24 May 2014

22 May 2014. News of the shooting death of 30-year old Ugur Kurt was confirmed. He was killed by police in an Alevi mosque, or Cemevi, in the Okmaydani suburb of Istanbul.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
24 May 2014

Okmaydani is an far-left leaning neighbourhood where Turkish and Kurdish parties coexist. Due to its proximity to Taksim Square, it has been a major force in the protests surrounding the Gezi Park demonstrations.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
24 May 2014

Young boys and men take to the streets. On one side, they throw stones and molotovs. They are met with plastic bullets, teargas and armored police vehicles with water cannons.

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Okmaydani
Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
24 May 2014

A small demonstration of the DHKP/C (Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front) waves red flags through the neighborhood and shouting slogans in order to attract people into the streets.

The only signs left of the tension in Okmeydani from the previous days are poles wrecked by the protestors and some statements written on the walls in memory of Berkin Elvan, Urgu Kurt and Ayhan Yilmaz

The response after the arrests was lively.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
24 May 2014

The streets fill with teargas and barricades.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
24 May 2014

Once the police leave, people armed with guns and rifles come out to shoot security cameras. They want to prove who is in control of that part of the neighborhood.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
23 May 2014

For many on the political left in Turkey, conditions in the country are rapidly becoming a reason for social upheaval. The extreme poverty of some suburbs, the deaths of 300 miners in Soma, the marginalization of minorities, the war on the Syrian border, police oppression of protestors and restrictions on the press are exacerbating tensions in an already politically divided society.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
22 May 2014

The grievances that led to protests are tied to religious and communal issues. A large percentage of the protestors come from the Alevi (Alawite) sect, which has been long aligned with secular leftist parties. The Alevis have traditionally been lower-class and socially disadvantaged and have not benefitted from the prosperity that has taken part in other parts of Istanbul and Turkey. The Alevis and the left-wing movements they support stand in staunch opposition to the conservative, Sunni-Islamist ideology endorsed by Prime Minister Erdogan.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
22 May 2014

A funeral procession begins at Cem Evi. Starting at 18:00, the procession will continue toward the house where Ugur Kurt used to live. His body was eventually taken for burial to his hometown of Sivas.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
22 May 2014

After the demonstration in support of Ugur's family, the streets are empty. Around 19:30 a group of youngsters with their faces covered takes to one of Istanbul's main streets of Istanbul and provokes the police by throwing stones. The security forces, armed with Toma and teargas, respond immediately and disperse the crowd.

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Okmaydani
Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
22 May 2014

Canisters left by police are collected during the clashes.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
22 May 2014

Neither the opposition parties nor the media are able to counter the growing power of the conservative ideology of the AKP and the strength of the Turkish state.

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Clashes in Damascus' Eastern Suburb o...
By Transterra Editor
09 Apr 2014

Footage shot in Al-Meliha on April 6, 2014 - Government forces launched a pre-emptive attack on Damascus' eastern suburb of Al-Meliha.
Al-Meliha is a town of great strategic importance for the control of Damascus. It is located next to the city of Jaramana, on the road leading to Damascus International Airport. It is also considered as an important entrance to Damascus.

Abu Ali - Commander of the Ali Mustapha Brigade: "What happened in the last three days was pressure and attacks by Assad's forces and shabiha. With God's will we were able to stop this attack and harm government forces by destroying several of their tanks and killing at least twenty five government soldiers, not counting the bodies they took with them and the ones who ran away. Al-Meliha was attacked by several sides. They attacked from Temico, Al-Nour checkpoint, the diesel silos, as well as from Jobar and Deir Salman. They tried to attack from more than five or six places."

Abu Mohammad - Field Commandew on Al-Meliha Front: "In the Name of God the Merciful, we are here resisting and patient, in the land of Jihad, in Al-Meleha in Eastern Ghouta. We stopped several army advances and surprises them many times. There was a lot of dead on the regime side. Thanks to God we are still here and we are patient. This is a very strategic area."

Abu Nader - Al-Meliha resident: "We are in the FSA control area of Al-Meliha. This is Al-Meliha's municipality and police station. Nothing here remains under regime's."

تحاول قوات الجيش النظامي اقتحام بلدة المليحة في الغوطة الشرقية المحاصرة. الجيش السوري يحاول عبر هذا الهجوم، توجيه ضربة استباقية للثوار بعد معلومات عن هجوم وشيك على دمشق. تعتبر بلدة المليحة ذات اهمية استراتيجية كبيرة حيث تقع بجوار مدينة جرمانا على طريق مطار دمشق الدولي، كما تعتبر مدخل مهما الى حي باب شرقي وسط دمشق. وبحسب ناشطين فإن المعارك تشهد كر وفر من دون اي سيطرة تذكر لاي طرف بالرغم من القصف العنيف الذي ينفذه سلاح الجو السوري حيث تم احصاء اكثر 40 غارة جوية اضافة لسقوط ما يقارب الالف قذيفة مدفعية و6 صواريخ ارض ارض، بين يومي السبت في 05/04/2014 والأحد 06/04/2014

الإسم – الصفة:ابو علي قائد الوية الحبيب المصطفى

الإسم – الصفة ابو محمد قائد ميداني بجبهة المليحة

الاسم والصفة ابو نادر مواطن من سكان بلدة المليحة

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Clashes Between Protesters and Police...
Cairo
By Mohamed Hisham
09 Apr 2014

Clashes at Cairo University between security forces and students protesting Monday's mass death sentence for 529 of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have left one student dead and eight injured, the health ministry reported on Wednesday.
The clashes began when the pro-Brotherhood students tried to move their protest from the university's campus to nearby Al-Nahda Square and were met by security forces, who forced the students back onto the campus, state-run TV reported.
The students shot fireworks at the police and pelted them with stones, state-run TV added.
Private TV channel CBC showed large groups of students running in the vicinity of the university campus and police moving to disperse students gathered in Al-Nahda Square – site of a protest camp for ousted president Mohamed Morsi that was violently cleared by security forces in August.
Brotherhood supporters had previously announced they would protest on Wednesday against the ruling of a court in Minya on Monday in which 529 persons loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi were given the death penalty on charges of killing a police officer, among others.
The verdict is expected to be appealed.
A security source told Al-Ahram's Arabic newspaper that groups of pro-Morsi students also protested on Wednesday at Zagazig University in Sharqiya governorate. Twelve people were wounded in clashes that ensued between supporting and opposing students.
The source said rioting students smashed the glass facade of the university's administration building and attacked a number of students and cars.
Police in Zagazig arrested eight rioters and brought the situation "under control," the security source added.

SHOTLIST:

1- Various shots of heavy teargas around the campus of Cairo University.
2- Medium shot of the ambulance.
3- Various shots of the security forces, firemen and ambulances.
4- Medium shot of firemen storm the students with water cannons.
5- Various shots of students and reporters running from teargas and fireworks.
6- Various shots of security forces and armored vehicles moving on.
7- Various shots of security forces storming the students with teargas.

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Ukraine Uprising in Kiev
Kiev
By Arturas Morozovas
21 Feb 2014

Deadly violence erupted on both sides, anti and pro-government throughout Ukraine, and at the epicenter: Maidan. It's a round square in the centre of country's capital Kiev where the revolution was born and is still growing. All can be found there, from brutal militia beating Ukrainians, or in contrary - provocative protesters throwing "molotovs" at their contemporary guys in uniforms. Burning barricades, a black-faced protestant, woman offering pancakes with strawberry confiture on a side, freedom songs, warm jacket given by a stranger and a smiling "Berkut" guy beyond his metal shield. This is Kiev.

Since the week of February 17, 2014, at least 105 people have been killed in deadly clashes. On February 21, 2014, a deal was signed between the Ukrainian President and opposition leaders.

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Liberated Malakal in South Sudan
South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
22 Jan 2014

In recently liberated Malakal, hospitals, schools and churches have been transformed into refugee camps – housing the displaced, but struggling to provide for the huge number of those seeking safety. Army spokesman Philip Aguer said on Monday that the rebels "were flushed out of the town" and Malakal was "finally in the hands" of South Sudanese troops again. This photo essay follows the troops on a trip to Malakal with the Minister of Defense. Photos by Emre Rende

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ISIS: Co-opting Tribes in Deir ez-Zur...
Deir ez-Zur, Syria
By ttm contributor 31
07 Jan 2014

First Meeting Between ISIS Official and Clan Leaders in al-Zir Village

NOTE: The video clips in this collection were obtained by Transterra Media from a source who received it from a member of ISIS who defected from the group. According to the source the videos were recorded in the town of Zir and other locations in Syria between January and June, 2014.

Transterra Media cannot independently verify the accuracy of this content. The appearance of this video on the Transterra Media (TTM) website does not in any way constitute endorsement by TTM of any claims or statements made in the video.

This is a video of what appears to be a meeting between a Saudi ISIS official identified as Abu Abdullah Daigham and the heads of clans in the village of al-Zir in Deir al-Zor province. The meeting appears to have taken place in the house of a clan leader.

(View transcript here: https://docs.google.com/a/transterramedia.com/document/d/1vdyvOjz8jNhstbzbEPxvb5DWsEFKxnKTldI6Ufx5Ntc/edit)

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ISIS in Syria: An Inside Look (Part 2)
Syria
By ttm contributor 31
07 Jan 2014

NOTE: The video clips in this collection were obtained by Transterra Media from a source who received it from a member of ISIS who defected from the group. According to the source the videos were recorded in the town of Zir and other locations in Syria between January and June, 2014.
Transterra Media cannot independently verify the accuracy of this content. The appearance of this video on the Transterra Media (TTM) website does not in any way constitute endorsement by TTM of any claims or statements made in the video.

This video shows ISIS fighters engaged in different activities in unnamed locations in Syria.
00:00 - 01:21 (NO AUDIO) Fighters aiming a rifle through a hole in wall.
01:21 - 02:53 Fighters believed to be from Saudi Arabia appear joking and play wrestling inside a house.
02:54 - 04:31 Fighter aiming a rifle through a hole in wall.

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed osam
06 Dec 2013

Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters (background) clash with Egyptian riot police during a demonstration in the streets of Al Haram , giza Egyptian police dispersed several rallies by Islamists, firing tear gas at protesters in Cairo as the government tries to stamp out unrest since president Mohamed Morsi's July overthrow

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed osam
06 Dec 2013

ousted president morsi supporter face police forces while they use tear gas to desperate ousted president supporters

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed osam
06 Dec 2013

one of anti Morse use stones to pelt Morse supporters