Voices From the Street Turkey Burns With Riots, but Erdogan's Grip on Power Is as Strong as Ever

Despite what's seen in world media coverage of the unrest in Turkish cities, the prime minister and his majority are not in danger, and the opposition is hopelessly split.

ISTANBUL AND ANTAKYA − Burcin Altensai, an architect from Istanbul, wandered around Gezi Park in Taksim Square on Monday afternoon, watching the tens of thousands thronging the area, doing folk dances and eating picnics on the grass, with a worried smile on her face. For the last year, Altensai has been a member of a small group of academics and environmental activists fighting the government’s plan to...