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Football Team Supporters for Privacy


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Various football team supporters gathered in Beyoglu to protest Turkish Football Association`s new controversial electronic ticketing system. Police attack protestors and arrested some of them.
Fans from Istanbul’s three arch-foes – Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray – have all denounced the new system, dubbed “passolig,” which will allow security forces to check supporters’ private data when they buy match tickets.

In scenes that have become sadly familiar in central Istanbul since last year, protesters trying to escape from the intense tear gas took refuge inside shops.
Produced by Aktif Yatırım Bankası AS, an investment bank owned by Çalık Holding, a business group known for its close ties to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the card will enable the operator to access supporters’ national identity data, bank account details, and other private data. The operator will also be able to share it with the police.
Photos by Adnan Onur Acar, NarPhotos


Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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