Pray for Turkey

My friend is caught in the middle of a war zone. Police are attacking anyone in the streets, attacking hospitals, mosques, and colleges. Random gangs are flooding the streets. All Hell has broken loose…

I normally don’t post about politics but a dear friend of mine is caught in the middle of a war zone. She is going to college there as an international student, her dream is to provide health care to those who need it in Africa as a nurse in public health. She had no idea she would be put to the test before graduation.

It started off as peaceful protests about societal problems such as unemployment but the government and the police attacked with aggression. Some of her friends have been shot to death, people she knows have been beaten for merely walking down the street. The situation is getting worse and worse and although my friend is only there for school, she has been attacked as well. I can’t provide names or more details to protect her identity since she mentioned rumors of the government hacking into computers and possibly shutting off all communication (such as phone lines and the internet)…But I ask for prayer and for others to spread the news! Here are some videos she has shown me and some pictures she took while walking to the campus and back.

Youtube video: Turkish Police beating a fallen protester

Youtube video: College my friend attends attacked with tear gas

BBC News: Article and video. The man with dreadlocks has now been shot and killed, was known by my friend. The Egyptian hit with the canister my friend helped save.

Here are some pictures she has taken herself, got from friends, or offline.

My friend knows the person who was killed that these people here are mourning

My friend knows the person who was killed that these people here are mourning
Police agressively attacked those who were mourning.

Police agressively attacked those who were mourning.

The injured

The injured

My friend was attacked with tear gas although they were the only people in the street walking home from the University.

My friend was attacked with tear gas although they were the only people in the street walking home from the University.

Her jacket after helping stop the bleeding off a fallen friend who was shot in the face with a canister of tear gas.

Her jacket after helping stop the bleeding off a fallen friend who was shot in the face with a canister of tear gas.

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