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Bianet: “People will evaluate the meeting’s results”


A delegation from Taksim Solidarity has been received by PM Erdoğan last night in Ankara. The government spokesperson Hüseyin Çelik made a declaration after the meeting, saying that they will wait for court’s final decision on the future of Gezi Park and go on a plebiscite no matter the outcome of the ongoing prosecution. He also pledged that the government [...] → Read the full article…

NY Times: Turkish leader offers referendum on park at center of protests


Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered on Wednesday to hold a referendum to decide the fate of the park in central Istanbul that has become the locus of protests against his government and presented him with the most serious challenge he has faced in his decade in power. But even as Mr. Erdogan seemed to indicate an attempt at compromise [...] → Read the full article…