Erdoğan denies Taksim for Labor Day, desires more polarization before the Presidential Elections

As a master tactician, he knows that he can only survive with dedicated disciples in a politically polarized environment. Espcially before the Presidential elections in August. Today he announced he will not let Labor Day celebrations in Taksim. Just 4 years ago, AKP was boasting that Labor Day could be celebrated in Taksim thanks to them:

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Taksim and Kadıköy are Forbidden For Demonstrations, PM Says


?No to Taksim Sqaure, no to downtown Kadıköy district. Demonstrations are forbidden there from now on,? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said

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