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The Revenge of Gezi and the End of Erdogan?
Assyrian International News Agency ^
| January 5, 2014
| Niall Finn
Posted on 01/05/2014 3:35:31 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael
This summer's protests (centered around Gezi Park but with strong reach across the country) were a reaction to the authoritarian nature of [Erdogan]. In response Erdogan played the cards that had won him previous support. The protests were demonized [and he] called for ordinary people to rise up against these undemocratic forces . . . This shocked the somewhat naive international community and lost him support [in Turkey]. . . it may now [help] cause Erdogan's downfall.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: erdogan; islamism; israel; niallfinn; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror
Good description and brief background of events in Turkey.
posted on 01/15/2014 5:13:52 PM PST
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