Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

'Life for British Muslims since 7/7'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Hollande and Merkel play good cop, bad cop on Greece

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Burma: Fisherman returns home after 22 years as a slave

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Will Greece's banks be able to re-open on Thursday?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#Varoufexit: Greece's finance minister bows out

Read more

THE DEBATE

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe (part 2)

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Environmental migrants: The neglected refugees

Read more

REVISITED

One year after Gaza war, residents still struggling to survive

Read more

Europe

Turkish protesters are young, liberal and mad at PM, poll says

© Hurriyet Daily News

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-06-05

Turkey's anti-government protesters are young, libertarian and secular, but do not belong to a political party, a new online poll reveals. Many joined the protests in anger at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's authoritarian leadership style.

A majority of the protesters at Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park do not feel close to any political party and say Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's authoritarian leadership style was responsible for sparking the nationwide protests, according to a recent online survey.

Some 70% of the protesters said they were not allied to a political party while only 15.3% said they had a party affiliation, according to a June 3-4 poll by Esra Ercan Bilgiç and Zehra Kafkaslı, two academics from Istanbul Bilgi University.

Most of the protesters who completed the survey, 81.2%, defined themselves as “libertarian” while a total of 64.5% of respondents defined themselves as “secular”.

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2013-06-05

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Turkey protests 'more Occupy than Arab Spring', says President Gul

    Read more

  • TURKEY

    Is Erdogan Turkey’s ‘bad cop’ to Gul’s ‘good cop’?

    Read more

  • TURKEY

    Turkish govt apologises for crackdown on protesters

    Read more

COMMENT(S)