Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tehran and Istanbul drifting in opposite ways!

'A Tale of two cities!'
Foreign Policy "... Women whipped off head scarves and drivers honked their horns in an emotional release ... In far more democratic neighboring Turkey, meanwhile, riot police on Saturday again blasted protestors in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square and a small park nearby with water cannons and tear gas trying to definitively end two weeks of demonstrations that have convulsed the country. Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... wanted the area emptied so he could stage a more congenial rally of his own on Sunday, one led by conservative Muslim supporters..."

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