Wednesday, August 28, 2013

500 Million Dollars for Gezi Park

friendly fire from cop in taksim
The latest gossip between the members of Corps Diplomatique in Ankara has added a new dimension to the whole shebang of Gezi Park protests and the ensuing ruthless police intervention (attack). It seems that Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the crowd plus a minister from Black Sea region allegedly made a sweet deal for construction of a hotel in the park area with an undisclosed ex Soviet republic's president in Asia.

Rumour has it that a down payment of USD 500 million was received in advance from his highness by his highness but when the protests got out of hand the deal went south.

Meanwhile the Prime Minister disappeared for 8 days and was much later discovered in Bodrum area, inspecting construction sites with Environment and Urban Planning Minister, Erdogan Bayraktar (he was coincidentally from Black Sea region). "No tolerance," he said, for those ugly buildings, "they will all be demolished."

inspection from a boat in bodrum

Back in Ankara, birds whispered that another site in lieu of Gezi Park had been offered to the unknown president who now asked his money back. And what do you know? It was miraculously in Cennet Bay, Bodrum, the replacement site that is.

Then we saw Erdogan leaving to Turkmenistan for a one-day visit on August 15th:

The Turkish prime minister, who was invited by Turkmen President Gurbanguli Berdimuhammedov, is expected to visit the Avaza region, located on the east side of the Caspian Sea, for the purpose of promoting further economic cooperation between the two countries. The prime minister will be accompanied by several cabinet ministers.

Oh, I know what you're thinking, and I detest you for that. How could you? I, for one, believe in his integrity and condemn all of those liars who are making such false accusations. 500 mil, huh? It's worth 5 times more, at least. This alone proves them wrong.