Colorful Revolt Turkey

Rainbow revolt in Turkey! “Last week a 64 year old retired man painted stairs with rainbow colors on a street in a neighborhood in Istanbul. It immediately became very popular. However the local municipality re-painted the stairs with dull grey (for reasons unknown) Suddenly the social media exploded and there were dozens of self-organized “stair-painting” events in Turkey! Now photos of streets and stairs with rainbow colors are flooding social media.” ~ Filiz Telek, Istanbul, Turkey

“The retiree behind the caper, Huseyin Cetinel, 64, told the local news mediathat his original motivation for applying a fresh coat of paint to the stairs was not activism, but the desire “to make people smile.” Mr. Cetinel said he spent nearly $800 on paint and devoted four days to sprucing up the stairs, with help from his son-in-law.” (Robert Mackey.Newyorktimesblog.03.09.2013)

Huseyin Cetinel, who painted the stairs in LGBT colours. #LGTB #DirenAyol #direngökkuşağı #direnmerdiven #direnrenk

Huseyin Cetinel, who painted the stairs in LGBT colours. #LGTB #DirenAyol #direngökkuşağı #direnmerdiven #direnrenk

Video showing protestors painting the steps.

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Before and after, when the council painted the stairs back to grey

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Covert ops re-painting councils grey color

And then it all spreads…..

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City of Van 1st September 2013 “world peace day”

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Steps from Izmir (Always special)

Antalya

Antalya

Lahey, Holland got involved :)

Lahey, Holland got involved 🙂

Cat on Stairs !

Cat on Stairs !

Konak, Izmir Painting....

Konak, Izmir Painting….

Izmir, Konak Latest Look :)

Izmir, Konak painted 🙂

Newly Weds :)

Newly Weds 🙂

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Diyarbakir (City) Art street

Cycling on the Rainbow !

Cycling on the Rainbow !

Chillin with Friends :)

Friends Chillin

Abidin Aktaş Sokak (Street)

Abidin Aktaş Sokak (Street)

Long set of stairs

Long set of stairs

Mini concert :-)

Mini concert 🙂

Bergama/İzmir Barış(Peace) Merdivenleri (Steps)

Bergama/İzmir Barış(Peace) Merdivenleri (Steps)

City of Batman, Turkey

City of Batman, Turkey

Friends pose !

Friends pose, Ankara !

Bahariye, Just Amazing !

Bahariye, Just Amazing !

Bahariye Caddesi(street), Kadikoy

Bahariye Caddesi(street), Kadikoy

Izmir Konak

Izmir Konak

Silivri :)

Silivri 🙂

Edirne

Edirne

Antalya-Kas

Antalya-Kas

KOZYATAĞI

KOZYATAĞI

LGBT and Supporters giving a speach after painting steps

LGBT and Supporters giving a speach after painting steps

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Public gathering on the Stairs 🙂

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Ankara Stairs 🙂

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Istanbul, Bostanci

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Edirne 🙂

Mardin

Mardin

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Caferaga, on 1st of September 2013 world peace day !

Izmir ;)

Izmir 😉

Eskisehir

Eskisehir

Boring Council, painted it with their boring selves, with boring grey but it will be re painted :)

Boring Council, painted it with their boring selves, with boring grey but it will be re painted 🙂

Eskirsehir again

Eskirsehir again

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From Various Places 🙂

Compliation video

Hope to see more of this Amazing creativity, it really does help the cause of Democracy and change. We the people show our colorful side no matter how dull and grey they want to make us !

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6 thoughts on “Colorful Revolt Turkey

  1. bence dili kullanırken noktalama işaretlerine de dikkat edin. Daha vurgulu olabilir 🙂

    Onun dışında, colorful side’nıza ve enerjinize bayıldım.

  2. Ruhunuza saglik. Cok güzel olmus. Fotograflarla ilgili bir kac sorum olacakti. Lütfen asagidaki mail adresine yazabilir misiniz?
    Sevgilerimle… Her zaman barisda kalmak üzere…

    Seda Bagcan

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