Today on Your Call: What’s behind the recent protests in Turkey?
On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Turkey’s ruling party AKP and its policies. The brutal attacks on peaceful activists in Istanbul’s Gezi Park have ignited a mass anti movement protest. Over 5000 people have been injured and thousands have been arrested. Turkey is heralded as a model for democracy in the Middle East but protesters say it’s an authoritarian state. What do you want to know about the Turkish government and its policies? And where are these protests heading? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you
Erdem Yörük, assistant professor of sociology at Koç University
Evren Savcı, visiting assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University
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