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Social fabric roundup: Rıza Kayaalp suspended for his anti-Armenian rant… Ahmet Ümit another target of anti-Gezi hysteria…

Turkey?s Gezi Park episode is far from over

Paradoxically, Gezi Park presented Erdoğan with a golden opportunity, one that could also have helped Turkish democracy part company from the tendency of powerful political parties to drift into populism-fuelled authoritarianism.

For the global media what happened in Gezi Park throughout June is now old news. Not so much for the citizens of Turkey. Gezi still remains the single most salient reference point for politics and, more than ever, everyday life. Make no mistake, post-Gezi, the genie is out of the bottle and not only refuses to return, but also cannot be fully contained by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s AKP.

 

42 killed in traffic accidents during Eid al-Fitr

A total of 42 people were killed and 273 others were injured in traffic accidents across Turkey in the three-day Eid al-Fitr.

Turkish wrestler suspended six months for ?racist remarks?

Olympic medalist wrestler Rıza Kayaalp was given an immediate suspension of six months by the FILA for his raci

st remarks

Boycott starts after Turkish writer defeds national alcoholic drink ‘rakı’

A boycott campain started after Turkish writer Ahmet Ümit defended national alcoholic drink

 

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