These recent Islamization protests in Turkey, Istanbul root thinking is found in the Ottoman Empire and the wonderful carpet shops strategically positioned for trading to occur. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Justice and Development Party and their participation and negotiations in Syria with the AKP situation happening Erdogan knows only to well that Ankara Protest happens with a well known Anti-Western sentiment about Istanbul against the demolition of a park to build a new shopping centre.
Why does Turkey want new shopping centres?
Mehmet Ali reports from Istanbul. The protests in Istanbul, Ankara and other cities just won’t subside. As a result hundreds have been injured and two people have died. Meanwhile Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in firm denial and calls protestors ‘extremists’ and even ‘terrorists’.
The protesters’ main objection is the creeping authoritarianism of the current government. PM Erdogan is regarded by many as arrogant, power hungry who is aiming to become Turkey’s new Sultan. Turkey threw off the burden of the Ottoman Empire and became a secular state. The deputy Prime Minister has taken a softer line on the protests.
What constitutes a protest in Turkey?
The danger for Turkey is that it could become embroiled in the Syrian civil war as a consequence. Not surprisingly Turkish shares have dropped and its currency devalued against the US dollar.
Erdogan is walking a tightrope. His authoritarian style may be his undoing.
Stirring Trouble Internationally ‘…So What Are The Protests In Turkey All About? It’s About The Country’s Islamization…’
- So What Are The Protests In Turkey All About? It’s About The Country’s Islamization (stirringtroubleinternationally.com)
- Turkey protesters ignore Erdogan call for end to demonstrations (euronews.com)
- Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan denies ‘Turkish spring’ amid fresh clashes in Ankara (abc.net.au)
- Is Turkey’s President Playing Good Cop to Erdogan’s Bad Cop? – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Police, Protesters Clash as Turkey Protests Continue (voanews.com)
- Five things you should know about Turkey and the Istanbul protests (telegraph.co.uk)