One of my biggest concerns is the threat of the Islamists Government in Turkey turning Turkey into another Islamic Republic, and destroying the secularism that Ataturk fought for. What encourages me is seeing the Turkish people fight for their freedom every step of the way. My condolence goes out to the Berkin Elvan's family.
I hope we will start to see the police in Turkey stand with the PEOPLE rather than with the Islamist Government.
Sayeh Hassan is a criminal defense lawyer with Walter Fox & Associates and an Iranian Pro-Democracy activist. She is the author of the shiro-khorshid-forever blog (www.shiro-khorshid-forever.blogspot.com) which focuses on the pro-democracy movement and Regime Change in Iran. Through her pro-democracy activities she stays in close contact with activists in Iran as well as retaining contacts with various human rights and pro-democracy organizations abroad. She regularly speaks at conferences, has appeared on television and radio programs and her writing has been published by publications such as National Post, Toronto Star & Ottawa Citizen. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org