Together… Against Hate! "Not To Say It’s Over!" / "Lynch Map of Turkey: A map of Turkey showing locations of lynch acts and attempts"


I have updated and published my artwork “Lynch Map of Turkey: A map of Turkey showing locations of lynch acts and attempts” the fourth time under the title “Not to say it’s over(Bitti dememek için!) two days ago in Turkish.

I first produced my artwork on 17th January 2010 to be published at Turkish daily newspaper Birgün. The first title of my artwork was “Just a little bit remains!” (Az kaldı!) And the newspaper chose “The Republic of Lynch” as the headline for that page:


I updated the map on 26th September 2010 with 29 more lynch attempts under a new title “Even less remains!” (Daha da az kaldı!) and published it in my blog:


The third update titled “Almost over!” (Bitmek üzere!) included 50 new lynch attempts and acts, including those that were not successful merely because there was nobody at the target venue.


I’ve published the fourth update titled “Not to say it’s over!” (Bitti dememek için!) adding 32 new attempts and acts of lynch since August 2012:

Sakarya / August 27 2012
İstanbul – Çatalca / August 28 2012
Bursa / September 6 2012 and September 24-29 2012 
Çanakkale / September 2 2012
İstanbul -Maltepe / September 3 2012
Bitlis – Adilcevaz / September 6 2012
Istanbul / September 6 2012
Trabzon / September 17 2012
Mersin / September 20 2012
Gaziantep – Şahinbey / October 9 2012
Mardin – Mazıdağı / October 23 2012
İstanbul – Okmeydanı / October 30 2012
Van / October 30 2012
Tekirdağ – Şarköy / November 4 2012
Muğla – Bodrum / November 13 2012
İstanbul – Bakırköy / November 15 2012
Şanlıurfa / November 22 2012
İstanbul / November 23 2012
Uşak / November 23 2012
Rize / November 23 2012
Erzurum – Yakutiye / December 6 2012
İstanbul / December 28 2012
Afyonkarahisar – Sultandağlı / December 29 2012
İstanbul – Tuzla / January 4 2013
Diyarbakır / January 9 2013
Adıyaman / January 30 2013
Bingöl – Genç / February 3 2013
Uşak – Sivaslı / February 4 2013
Antalya / February 18 2013
Sinop / February 18 2013
Samsun / February 19 2013
Trabzon / February 20 2013

In the last six months, as different from the past, there were people who have given me a helping hand to ease my burden: Some informed me about past lynch attempts that took place in their towns, which were not included in my maps, while some of my followers told me about the lynch attempts which they’ve found out as a result of personal searches and which were not included in the previous three maps. I have now added 17 more lynch attempts that took place between 2006 and 2012:

Kırıkkale – Vize / July 20 2006
Batman / June 25 2007
Gümüşhane – Torul / June 27 2007
Siirt / June 23 2008
Kastamonu / June 25 2008
Mersin / April 23 2009
Siirt / June 12 2009
Ankara / October 25 2009 
Giresun – Doğankent / April 17 2010
Gümüşhane -Kürtün / April 19 2010 
Hakkari – Yüksekova / March 2 2011
Malatya – Doğanşehir / April 6 2011
Batman / August 15 2011
Konya / December 19 2011
İstanbul – Zeytinburnu / March 18 2012
İstanbul – Kağıthane / June 19 2012
İstanbul – Esenler / July 11 2012

My artwork lists predominantly racist, nationalist, ethnic and homophobic hate attacks.
Although my artwork is based on a careful searching and archiving work over a long term, there may still be some lynch attempts or acts that have not been included, and I will of course regretfully add them to the list if I am informed about them.
I’m afraid to say “It’s over!” one day.
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About omosis

Selected exhibitions, activities: 2013 Artist presentation: "Being in Sweden, being an immigrant, being an artist", Adaevi, Museum of the Princes' Islands, İstanbul, Turkey "Yersiz: Kader Birliği", Mardin, Kızıltepe, Turkey “Ja jag vill leva jag vill dö”, Tegen 2, Stockholm "Vilken tur! Himlen omfamnar oss!" / "What luck! The sky embraces us!" / "Ne şans! Gökyüzü hepimizi sarıyor!" Photography Exhibition, Ideas and Innovation Fair, Stockholm "Milat" Exhibition for Hrant, Getronagan Lisesi'nden Yetişenler Derneği, Harbiye / Rumeli Han C blok 6.Kat - Beyoğlu, İstanbul 2012 Migration Connections Project 2012 Exhibition, Museum of the Princes' Islands, İstanbul, Turkey Edinburgh Middle Eastern Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Artist Talking and Screening, Agent Ria, Still Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 2011 Ars retorica, Hall the university library of Paris 8 – Saint Denis, France The Exhibition on the 20th Anniversary of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey: Where Fire Has Struck, DEPO Istanbul, Turkey 2010 PAI 2010-2011 in Thebes, Conference Center of Thebes, Greece International Media Arts Festival Videfesta’10: Archive Fever, Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey Temps D'Images Portugal 2010 Festival Film Award for Films on Art section "From childhood to police station" Exhibition, Free Expantion Platform, Istanbul, Turkey HEP Iran screening, Sazmanab Project, Tehran, Iran AthensArt 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Athens, Greece PAI 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Samothrace, Greece "Thistles of Sazak" screening and exhibition, 7th Karaburun Festival, Izmir, Turkey Distance Festival, London, UK "Artist Cinema", Art Beijing, China Over trubled water, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden Ankara International Film Festival, "Video: Spaces of Memory", Ankara, Turkey Direct Channell, Canakkale' Turkey !F Istanbul Film Festival 2010 online program: See it yourself (This village)' Istanbul, Turkey HEP Screening, AFA Beijing, China Tornavideo, Tamirhane, Ankara, Turkey 2009 “Projected Visions: 35 years of Turkish video art” exhibition Meeting Europe - Istanbul, Wacken Exhibition Centre, Strasbourg, France HEP (Human Emotion Project) Screening, AFA @ Portuguese Bookshop Gallery, Macau, China co-exhibition "Dirty Story", BM Suma, Istanbul, Turkey HEP (Human Emotion Project) Screening, Caldas-da-Rainha, Portugal HEP Screening, Berlin, Germany "Thistles of Sazak", art performance, Karaburun, Izmir, Turkey "Istanbul-Off-Spaces" co-exhibition, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany co-exhibition "Interzone:Nation", Gallery Galzenica, Zagreb, Croatia HEP Screening, LaSala in Cigunuela, Spain HEP screening, Melbourne, Australia "Varning för klämrisk", Solo Exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden to Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey 2008 1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Berlin, Germany "Hög på Golvet" group exhibition at Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Istanbul, Turkey International Mail Art Project 2008, Conceptual Continuity Supermarket 2008 Art Fair with Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 2007 "Fear of god" co-exhibition, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey "Bodrum Film Festival", Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey "Jag, min husses hund" group exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden "Nightcomers" project in the 10th Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey Scope NYC [PAM], Scope Art Fair, Lincoln Center, New York, USA 2006 co-exhibition "Labyrint" in Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden Artist's "Sann dialog" ("Real dialogue") contemporary art activity has been started. Stockholm, Sweden Artist sent his videoperformance named as "Öppet brev till Migrationsverket" to Migrationsverket ("Open letter to Sweden Migration Board") 51', Stockholm, Sweden 2004 Artist given his art-object named as "För uppehållsstillstånd" to Migrationsverket ("For residence permission"), Istanbul, Turkey co-exhibition "Bridge from east to west", BBK Karlsruhe, Germany 2003 co-exhibition of AIAP "Hal/iç" with work name the "Difficult sleep". Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey 2002 co-exhibition "Arts Plastiques" in METU Spring Festival at METU Congre Center, Ankara, Turkey co-exhibition "A travel into life" at Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey 2001 "Sometimes when I'm high, I watch TV", video performance screening, Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey Artist's "Solitudo" contemporary art activity has been started. A solo contemporary art exhibition with 210 participants: I want my mirrors. Dulcinea Istanbul, Turkey 2000 co-exhibition "Veritas Omnia Vincit", Istanbul, Turkey Artist's "I want my mirrors" contemporary art activity has been started, Istanbul, Turkey 1999 "2th Interbalcanic Symposium of Visual Arts" and co-exhibition, Samotrache/Greece 1998 "...self", solo exhibition. Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey co-exhibition "The Other", Istanbul, Turkey 1996 "Citypaintings", solo exhibition. Habitat II/NGO Forum '96 art activities, Istanbul, Turkey Publication of book of poems: "Limpin Bird" (Aksak Kus) (168 page, 81 poem, 81 picture), Istanbul, Turkey 1995 Fourth Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey co-exhibition "Young Activity/Borders and Beyong", Istanbul, Turkey 1991 Short film maker and director, ("Everything is as it is", 24', 16 mm. Included in TRT's "Young Cinematographers" programme), Istanbul, Turkey

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