The great divide

Print edition : July 12, 2013

Riot police fire a water cannon at an anti-government protester at Taksim Square on June 16. Photo: OSMAN ORSAL/REUTERS

The police at Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 17 after the are was cleared of protesters. Photo: MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a rally on June 16 in Istanbul. He said the protests were "coordinated inside and outside Turkey". Photo: OZAN KOSE/AFP

A protester at Gezi Park near a portrait of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, on June 13. Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

The recent events in Turkey following Prime Minister Erdogan’s authoritarian actions have only polarised its society and politics further.
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