inforgraphic source: http://roarmag.org/2013/06/turkey-ten-days-protest-infographic/
It is difficult to imagine fiercer football rivalries than the ones between ?The Big Three? of Istanbul ? Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, Beşiktaş. The clashes between their supporters ? often violent, always noisy ? are legendary. Yet many of the (mainly foreign) media and eyewitnessess report that the current protests against the authoritarian turn of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s government have produced an unprecedented unity among Turkish football fans of all colours.
A Turkish policeman during the resistance:
Unless the EU revisits its strategies and values for good governance at home, it will always risk appearing as arrogant as Mr Erdogan when addressing audiences abroad.
At first glance, the recent unrest in Turkey could be mistaken for an uprising elsewhere in the region: People gathering in a large square, expressing their secular-leaning demands through masse protests. But look closer, and you will see that the Turkey uprisings are about issues extending far beyond the Sycamore trees of Gezi Park.