Is it correct to compare Ferguson to Gezi?

Is it correct to compare Ferguson to Gezi?The top issue in the US nowadays is the incident in which black teenager Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.Everything about the incident — from the six bullets found in the 18-year-oldand#39s body to the life story of the white policeman who shot him — is in the headlines.

TV stations have sent their most senior reporters to this small town of 20,000 people. US President Barack Obama cut short his holiday and returned Washington, where he delivered a reconciliatory speech.

He criticized the police for its harsh crackdown and the detention of reporters. He called for peace and launched a federal investigation, while sending Attorney General Eric Holder to the area However, Turkeyand#39s pro-government media claims that the US media, which slammed Turkey during 2013and#39s nationwide Gezi Park protests, is indifferent to the Ferguson incident.

Pro-government dailies mention the police brutality in the US and so try to absolve the Turkish governmentand#39s harsh crackdown in Gezi. But it is hard to link Ferguson to Gezi, as Gezi was a social reaction in 79 provinces.

In addition, US leaders have not threatened the protesters.(ADEM YAVUZ ARSLAN, BUGuN.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman