Monthly Archives: June 2013

Turkey: It’s All About Accountability

This week’s events in Turkey show that local issues can have a dramatic influence on national politics.  What started as a protest against top-down plans to replace a small park adjoining Taksim Square in Istanbul has become a grassroots movement spreading across the country.  In all, there have been protests in 67 cities and towns, including Ankara, Eskiesehir, Adana and Antalya. Continue reading