Taking it to the streets: Turkey’s rising social tensions
Gareth H. Jenkins
The recent spate of violent protests by Turkish ultranationalists – including attempted lynchings of ethnic Kurds – and the attacks by government supporters on the Hürriyet newspaper have reinforced already serious concerns about both the deepening fissures in Turkish society and the continuing weakening of the rule of law in the country.
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