When protests suddenly kicked off at Taksim Square in Turkey’s Istanbul, plenty thought it was a situation akin to Tunisia, Egypt and Syria at the beginning of the revolutions there. Hasty opinions made themselves heard; an Egyptian said he hopes that Erdogan falls while Syria’s information minister mockingly advised Turkey’s premier.
Dailies circulated photos of famous Turkish actors and actresses participating in the protests. Dailies of new Islamist parties said protests in Turkey are a result of an Iranian-Israeli conspiracy. Even Erdogan himself said the protests were being mobilized by his rival, the Republican Party.
Each person analyzes what’s happening as per his or her political stance. Iran and the Syrian regime think it is divine helpAbdulrahman al-Rashed