Many masks have slipped since Turkey's failed military coup last Friday, such that a great many on the right and the left alike, who never tire of eulogising about democracy and human rights, the masses, and people power have been exposed as little more than pseudo-liberals and fake democrats.
A protester kicks a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police during a May Day rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul
The AK Party dominated the electoral map in municipal polls on March 30, retaining control of both Istanbul and Ankara despite
Turkish Riot Police are using water cannon, tear gas and rubber (for the moment) bullets to quell the hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul.
Smaller human chains were formed in neighbourhoods across Istanbul, with many protests organised by the same groups who had
What began as a peaceful sit-in to protest the uprooting of trees from Gezi Park, one of Istanbul's last open green spaces near Taksim Square, has morphed into a broader Occupy movement against the Turkish government.
Turkey has been shaken by almost two weeks of fierce demonstrations against what protesters say is the authoritarianism of
History has prominent examples that demonstrate the power of non-violent resistance against government repression. The Turks are in the process of crafting a story that exemplifies how the power of humor and innovation can be effectively harnessed against repression and abuse.