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Sunday’s Zaman: Erdoğan shot himself in the foot in Taksim

Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protests at Taksim Square in central İstanbul on May 31, 2013. (Photo: Reuters, Osman Orsal)

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) emerged as a source of hope in 2001 amidst an atmosphere of chaos and instability in Turkey. The Turkish public was so fed up with long years of coalition governments, deteriorating economy and anti-democratic interventions in politics by non-civilian forces that within a short period of time, the AK Party garnered the [...] → Read the full article…