It seems that the time has come for Erdogan to return the favour and make a similar phone call to Obama. He has an excuse to do so now, which can only spell more heartache.
The protests in Ferguson is a wake-up call for many Americans to become more aware of the continuing racial divide in the US and to speak up against police brutality. Without a doubt, the recent failures of the American justice system should serve as a stark reminder for us all that injustices have always been a part of the norm in the US, and it is this very norm that needs to change. As Albert Burneko, in his widely circulated piece, aptly argues, “this is what America does. It is not broken. That is exactly what is wrong with it”.