Protests reveal deep divide within Turkish society

Widespread protests have been directed against the government (photo:dpa)
Widespread protests have been directed against the government (photo:dpa)

Fears are growing of instability in Turkey after protests on the streets against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pro-Islamic policies in 2013. This is the second part in a series on Turkey’s current problems and looks at the reasons behind the protests and how they could affect Mr Erdogan’s chances in the presidential elections in 2014.

<i>The protest movement in Turkey has been a blow to the rule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan since May 2013. After 10 successful years in office, during which Turkey has changed profoundly both politically and economically, the prime minister is now confronted with an opposition which is turning against his increasingly authoritari...

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