How to defuse the situation at Taksim Square
Demonstrators in Istanbul don't like the comparison to the Arab Spring, but thousands of people are still protesting and Erdogan is showing little signs of moderation or regret.
ISTANBUL – For a brief moment on Monday, after police withdrew from Istanbul's Taksim Square, it seemed the tone of the anti-government protests that have raged here for days was beginning to change. The thousands of demonstrators who flooded the square were dancing, singing and having picnics on the lawns. The site of Turkey's largest anti-government protests in years was marked on Monday by a festive,...
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