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'You Were Charlie, You Were Paris. Will You Be Ankara?'

World  (tags: violence, humanrights, death, Ankara, turkey, bombs, killed, empathy )

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A man has shared a Facebook post calling for empathy with the victims of a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish capital of Ankara that killed at least 34 people and wounded 125.


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fly bird (26)
Monday March 14, 2016, 8:16 pm
Thank you for sharing, Naoko

Sheryl G (359)
Monday March 14, 2016, 8:39 pm
I have been posting stories on C2 about the various things that is happening in Turkey. Unfortunately too few members even drop by. Until we can have compassion and empathy for all our brothers and sisters no matter where they live and understand our common humanity the world will have a lot of growing pains still in which to endure and go through.

Tragic for everyone, even the survivors for one never knows where this is going to happen again. A simple act of going to the market for food can cost one their life. These bombings spare none, old, young, if one is unfortunate to be there the fate of what happens can be anything from death to life altering injuries and emotional trauma for many.

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 1:22 am
******************************************************************** to Naoko for posting
And to Dandelion for a perfect comment (& yes, I too know the frustration when people don't drop by!)
Erdogan's policies are a significant factor in this event - Shocked by the political successes of non-violent Kurdish movements, he has been acting towards the Kurds in ways that can only be considered provocative ... very short-sighted given the support (arms & training) provided to Kurds by the US & allies, and given the proximity of Da'esh who could well grab opportunities of hitting at Turkey through frustrated PKK Kurds & extremists prone to choosing violence ......

And ordinary people pay the price - not only the victims but also those whose family, friends, colleagues are killed or injured in these attacks.


Naoko i (257)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 3:22 am
A young friend of mine, a former classmate of my son, introduced this (facebook post) to me. While in collage, she went to study in Turkey and stayed in Ankara for about a year. She is very worried of course, as she has many friends there. Yes, I am Ankara.

. (0)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 9:44 am
TYFS Naoko. Yes. I'm Ankara, Beirut, Kuta, Buenos Aires, Baghdad, Dubrovka, Karbala, Beslan, Sharm el Sheikh, Aman, Mumbai, Nineveh, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Nairobi, Peshawar, Sana'a, Garissa, Susa, El Polo in Monterrico, Colombo, Yazidi, Bali, Al Hasaka, Lego, Kabul, Grand Bassam; and many other places of noncore countries. All the dead count.

Roger G (148)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 10:53 am
agree with Pablo
noted, thanks

David C (78)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 12:48 pm
I am with anyone who supports peace, equality and a better world especially when they are victims of violence, hatred, anger

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 1:16 pm
Seeing the Pictures - Heartsick.

It is REALLY TOO BAD that Care2 has apparently this NEW POLICY of NOT posting the pictures of the C2 members who "Note" News Items. We can ONLY see the names and pics of our friends who post Comments. The majority of Noters post no Comments - and we have NO WAY OF KNOWING WHO THEY ARE, now!
Why is this? Can it be corrected?
And what is this nonsense of "Publish my comment on Facebook" - a lot of us are not even on Facebook, don't want to be, and I don't think the Comment actually appears there anyway?
Whutsup, Care2?????!!!!!
This is so annoying... and the LARGE NUMBER of people experiencing Site Problems....
including myself.....

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 1:40 pm
"Unfortunately too few members even drop by." "yes, I too know the frustration when people don't drop by!"
Now, thanks to Care2's new Policy, we have the ADDITIONAL Frustration of NOT KNOWING who "drops by" and who doesn't! Sometimes, we want to reach out to those of our Friends who DON'T "drop by" and Note, by sending messages to them, etc. But, now we have no way of knowing, unless they post something themselves, or tell us! or maybe give us a green star.....
I used to go to Items I posted, to see WHO had "dropped by", because I was really glad to see certain people that I wanted to reach.... now I can't do that anymore! It is not JUST the Numbers of people who count. Of course every person is important. But, sometimes a person who is a Friend of mine, might miss a post I want them to see... How can I tell now? I can't!
Utter Frustration!

IF, for example, I saw that some Friends of mine were missing THIS very important article.....

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 1:44 pm
Heartbreaking. I pray that such evil events end. Thanks Naoko

Monika A (94)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 1:56 pm
I agree with Pablo. I have been posting this story on C2 :-((( too.
Thank you Naoko.

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 2:10 pm
BT - I don't think the invisibility of the names of those who have noted is a POLICY matter .... I think it is a bug (as is the default value "Publish my comment to Facebook) We've drawn Care Support/Eric's attention to these, & in principle they're looking into solving the bug. Apparently it is not so simple?

Unheard E (1)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 3:47 pm
Selective solidarity is a serious issue in the western world. Facebook needed to develop an app or something, otherwise people wouldn't bother to try to learn. Also, if the killer happened to be a Muslim, people become more interested. But when Muslims are the victims, that's a different story. They call this: double standards, you know.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 3:56 pm

basabi Banerjee (28)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 7:35 pm
Human lives matter everywhere be it a Christian one in the First world ones or an Islamic life of even the Third world countries. But the international reaction noticed in the Paris attack is never found when it comes to the third world nations. India had and is having such blasts on a regular basis , scores of lives perish. But here too it is only us who have to raise hue and cry. The rest of the world remains silent.

basabi Banerjee (28)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 7:40 pm
Pablo , i agree with you. But you forgot to mention Mumbai, Delhi where hundres of lives perished by blasts like this.

Doris F (19)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 7:18 am
I agree with Pablo and Basabi, tyfs

Roberto MARINI (88)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 9:53 am
All terrorist attacks are enious

Janet B (0)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 12:30 pm

Marina P (28)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 1:03 pm
I agree with Pablo. Thank you

Birgit W (160)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 1:28 pm
Pablo B. says it all. Thanks.

Peggy B (43)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 4:32 pm
I agree with Pablo.

Janis K (129)
Friday March 18, 2016, 5:20 am
Pablo says it all.

Gloria H (88)
Friday March 18, 2016, 7:01 pm
Was the world all "We are New York" when 9/11 happened? Just saying.

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday March 19, 2016, 2:24 am
The movement of saying "I am ...." is recent - but, Gloria - the reaction round the world to 9/11 was massively empathetic .... I observed it even in rural Yemen on the days following.

Which doesn't change the question of whether people express the same solidarity with Ankara as with Paris ...
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