Istanbul’s Labor Day Activities

Tomorrow (1 May), there will be three different places to celebrate Labor Day. The most official one, that includes trade unions and political parties, will be in Kadıköy. It will probably be very colorful and will have the real tone of celebration. If you are not into celebrations, it is better not to go near Kadıköy since most of the roads will be blocked for the event. There will be a small scale event in near Taksim and probably a larger one in Kartal. The Kartal one, organized by Communist Party of Turkey will certainly have a strong anti-EU and anti-US tone. Anyway, these are all legal events. In the old days, there would be one single place for all and you could expect clashes between security forces and illegal groups that attempted to intervene the event. Now there are three places and I cannot guess which one will be the favorute spot for illegal groups….

2 Comments so far

  1. metecem (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

    I’d rather recommend staying at home of in the office tomorrow.

    Tomorrow is probably gonna be one hell of a day with all those demos.


  2. Idil (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

    Thanks for reminding me to stay nice and safe at home tomorrow Erkan ;)



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