Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Fear Rising Among African Community in Turkey


A few weeks ago, İstanbul's inner city experienced a pretty unusual
scene: a small group of around 30 people, mostly African, poured down the center of İstiklal Caddesi to demonstrate against racism. The occasion was the death of Festus Okey, a 21-year-old Nigerian who died under still unexplained circumstances after being taken into custody by police on Aug. 20. Despite the fact that it was the first time such an incident garnered widespread public attention, it is obviously not a unique case click and read more

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