At height of political career, Erdogan's powers put to test
The Turkish prime minister, who has proved in the past that he knows how and when to retreat, is likely to learn an important lesson from growing protests.
Although the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square conjure memories of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, there is a great distance – both geographical and ideological – separating the two. The protests in Istanbul were sparked by a government decision to turn the pleasant park into a huge commercial center, and to construct a new system of roads meant to assuage some of the terrible traffic jams and...
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