July 26, 2020

Massive Demonstrations Shake Turkey


More than 1000 people have been injured in several days of protests in Istanbul against Turkey’s Islamist regime, involving more than 90 demonstrations, the biggest anti-Islamist protest in a decade. Hundreds more were hurt in conflicts with police in Ankara, the capital. The demonstration began as an environmental protest about the destruction of a famous Istanbul park but had spread to Ankara, too. The movement began in Taksim Square, Istanbul’s most famous. The police responded toughly … [Read more...]

How Revolutions Work: Turkey, America, and the Arab World

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    [The Executioner removes the Mad Hatter's hat in preparation for beheading him]  The Mad Hatter: "I'd like to keep it on."  Executioner: "Suit yourself. As long as I can get at your neck." --Lewis Carroll, "Alice in Wonderland"    A fascinating article on Islamism in Turkey that also reflects on the situation in Arabic-speaking countries has been written by Soner Cagaptay, director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Turkish research … [Read more...]