Articles by Amberin Zaman

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Who Are Turkey’s Protesters? The View from Taksim Square
Amberin Zaman - Al-Monitor, 3 Jun 2013

I was, in my capacity as a reporter, among the thousands of citizens who thronged the streets of central Istanbul on May 31 [2013] in what some are labeling “A Turkish Spring” and “A Turkish Occupy” movement. The Taksim Park project has morphed into a vehicle for popular resentment against Erdogan’s increasingly dismissive and authoritarian ways. Under a decade of AKP rule, Turkey has become the world’s top jailer of journalists.

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