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Jadaliyya: Self-fulfilling prophecy: understanding the uprising in Turkey – Erdem Yoruk

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For most people around the world, the recent uprising against Turkey’s ruling Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP) is still a puzzle. Why did a protest over a park lead to country-wide unrest so quickly? The Turkish government has explained what happened by resorting to a conspiracy theory, referring to an international “interest-rate lobby” that planned to overthrow the government. Yet, [...] → Read the full article…