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Government response to protests in Turkey: class war from above

Cihan Tugal, associate professor, sociology | July 8, 2013

In one of his vitriolic reactions to the revolts in Taksim Square, the Turkish Prime Minister rhetorically asked: “When did the feet become the head?” He had characterized the protesters as looters from the beginning. He ultimately depicted them as an underclass striving to wrest power from the rulers. There are, in fact, revolutionary left-wing … Continue reading »