The Justice March is changing Turkey

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The Justice March is changing Turkey

Bandiere turche e cartelli con su scritto "Giustizia" in piazza a Istanbul (ansa)

Articolo tratto da Hurriyet Daily News a firma MURAT YETKİN

Bandiere turche e cartelli con su scritto “Giustizia” in piazza a Istanbul (ansa)

Turkey is no longer the country of 25 days ago, where an outside observer could see only President Tayyip Erdoğan and listen to what he said as Turkey’s political voice.

There are signs that the pacifistic but huge action of the Justice March, led by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has started to change the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Parti) stance. It may also have changed the CHP itself from a static to a dynamic organism, as well as the wider political culture in Turkey.

Example?

Kılıçdaroğlu started to walk on June 15 from downtown Ankara to Istanbul, where CHP deputy Enis Berberoğlu was jailed after being sentenced to 25 years inside one day before. Berberoğlu stands accused of “terrorism” and “espionage” for providing security-related news material to a newspaper.

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