A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Showdown in Taksim Square

Turkish police have moved into Taksim Square with tear gas and water cannons, while Prime Minister Erdoğan is expressing a willingness to meet with environmental protesters but insisting that barricades come down and "other" protesters disperse. Following several days of tough talk, the government has finally moved in.

The clashes are still continuing. I'll post more thoughts on this once the situation clarifies a bit.

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