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The Turkish Spring – Collective Betrayal and Unmet Expectations

The outbreak of mass protests in Taksim Square on June 1, 2013 represents the most severe political challenge to AKP political hegemony since Erdogan’s ascension to power in 2002. While the protests were triggered by a dispute over the AKP government’s proposed construction of Ottoman-style military barracks in Gezi Park, the unrest in Turkey represents a culmination of years of ...

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