Tag: Turkish Spring

Taksim Square: Turkey’s Turn to Protest?

Taksim Square: Turkey’s Turn to Protest?

Recent protests in Turkey have exposed deep seated divisions within society. But do they threaten to weaken the stability of Erdogan’s government? Background Until recently, Turkey’s citizen-government relations have remained relatively stable, overshadowed by the ever increasing...

Turkey: Taksim is Not (Yet) Tahrir

Turkey: Taksim is Not (Yet) Tahrir

Comparisons between Taksim and Cairo’s Tahrir Square are tempting. The protests in Turkey constitute a warning that maintenance of Erdogan’s style of government could turn Taksim into Tahrir. Almost a week of countrywide protests in Turkey have left an indelible mark on the...

Are Turkey’s Protests a Refutation of the Erdogan State?

Are Turkey’s Protests a Refutation of the Erdogan State?

The current protests in Turkey are about a government led by Prime Minister Erdogan that has stopped listening to its people. It is about a government that is increasingly restricting the media and all attempts at honest reporting about Turkey and its politics. Many are calling it the Turkish...

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