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  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.→ read full article