WILL TURKEY EXPLODE?
Protests Against Islamist PM Continue, Met With Force
By Harold Hutchison
Turkish police pushed past barricades and attacked protestors who had been in Istanbul’s Taksim Square for ten days. The protestors had been opposing the government lead by Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan has been leading the Justice and Development Party, which has some Islamist leanings.
The police used water cannons and tear gas. Is Turkey – a NATO ally – the next country to explode into chaos?