William Armstrong reviewed Political Turbulence in the Hurriyet Daily News on 17 December 2015.
Turkey’s Gezi Park protests seem a long time ago. Back when they were still raging in the summer of 2013, parts of the western media were excitedly hailing them as the latest instance of global social media-driven anti-authoritarian unrest. Some optimistically hoped that social media would advance the cause of freedom everywhere, single-handedly helping people cast off regime-wrought chains. The reality, of course, is murkier.
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