On shaky ground

Print edition : August 09, 2013

Riot police at Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 12 after a night of violence in the city. Erdogan's redevelopment plans for the square were behind the protests. Photo: Bloomberg

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, with Mohamed Morsy when he visited Ankara last year as Egypt's President. Photo: AP

A protest in Copenhagen in 2004, using the Little Mermaid, a Danish icon, against Turkey's E.U. entry. Photo: AFP

February 2012: A family outside a refugee camp near the Turkish-Syrian border in Yayladagi. Photo: REUTERS

Turkish President Abdullah Gul, left, and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in 2009 after the re-establishment of ties. Photo: AP

The tremors of the Arab Spring have had a negative effect on Turkey’s economy and the country’s relations with its neighbours.
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