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Standing Up in Turkey

If the AKP wants to truly strengthen Turkish democracy, it must stop seeing people who stand up quietly but defiantly as a threat to the country’s stability.
The unrest gripping Turkey has less to do with Islam than with the AKP’s policies of privatization, its push to centralize authority in the hands of the country’s executive branch, and its silencing of the media.
The broad-based protests against Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan reflect deep-seated resentments over the Islamist leader's increasingly authoritarian governing style.
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