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Turkish President Remarks on Protests: June 1, 2013

Turkish President Remarks on Protests: June 1, 2013

Turkish president remarks on protests: June 1, 2013

In late May 2013, protests broke out in Istanbul, Turkey. What started as a sit-in demonstration to contest the development of a park quickly turned into a nationwide movement aimed squarely at the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Protesters alleged that since first coming to office in 2003, the prime minister had stripped them of their basic rights and imposed Islamic values on their traditionally secular country. Erdoğan remained defiant, even as the demonstrators called for his resignation. By the close of 2013, the prime minister remained in office and the protests, while still ongoing, had dwindled in both size and force.

Erdoğan Takes Power

Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party ...

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