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At Gezi Park, a short walk from majority to majoritarian


Premier Erdogan’s strong-arm tactics have created a previously unthinkable coalition of the opposition in Turkey

What began on May 28 as a peaceful protest against government plans to turn Gezi Park, one of the few remaining green spaces in Istanbul, into a shopping mall metamorphosed into a widespread protest against the ruling Justice and Development Party (known by its Turkish acronym, AKP) and was met with perhaps the most violent police attacks in Western Turkey against peaceful protesters in recent memory...