Last Sunday, 1 May, I caught the train to Adana to visit my work’s other office and say hi to Buket along with Liviu, Victor, Thomas and Rifeh at the trainee house.
In the space opposite the train station, a rally was taking place. I recognised DEHAP (the main Kurdish party) banners. A portable police fence surrounded the area. At the back (towards the east) were two groups of riot police, a trailer full of police dogs and several police tanks (yes, just like in the army). I would like to have photographed the different police vehicles and officers to put on the blog, but I did not want to face the risk of interrogation or other fun.
Thankfully, full use of the resources were not required that day.