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Turkey protests could turn 2014 elections upside down

© Hurriyet Daily News

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-06-10

The escalating protests that have spread to cities across Turkey could have an impact on local and presidential elections planned for next year, says Hurriyet's Göksel Bozkurt.

“We have succeeded in five days in doing something that the opposition wouldn’t have been able to do in years. And we have made very different segments, groups and fractions meet each other under the dust who would never have gotten together under normal conditions.”

These words belong to Education Minister Nabi Avcı. As a matter of fact, this proclamation of Avcı is revealing the deep concern about the possible consequences of the Taksim Gezi Park protests.

The kids of Gezi Park who have passed the threshold of fear have a determined stance and this has opened the door to a process that might turn the 2014 plans of Ankara upside down. The surprise resistance rising from the streets has revealed that it will not be very easy to execute the plans made in the lobby rooms of politics, the targets determined, complicated arithmetic, the scenarios generated.

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Date created : 2013-06-10

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