‘Everywhere is Taksim!’ : Turkey uprising is transforming political alliances

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International pundits have praised Turkey for its economic growth in the midst of recession and upheld it as a political role model for Muslim-majority countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. Yet now for the third consecutive week, crowds gathered in squares and parks of major Turkish cities are defying the riot police and calling the leader of the AKP government party, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a “sultan” and “dictator.”

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Es, M., & Hoyng, R. (2013). ‘Everywhere is Taksim!’: Turkey uprising is transforming political alliances. South China Morning Post. Retreived from http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1267747/everywhere-taksim-turkey-uprising-transforming-political-alliances