Turkey: A democracy, despite everything
Turkey has come a long way vis-à-vis democracy under Prime Minister Erdogan; but when it comes to minority rights, the leader still has lessons to learn.
On May 1, 1977, Turkish left-wing groups held a mass rally in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. An estimated half-million people attended. Even before most of the participants entered the square, they were fired upon from buildings surrounding the square. The crowd began to panic...
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