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The Following Questions All Regard To The Current Issue Regarding Turkey, And It’s Taksim Protests. The Questions Do No Reflect The Views Of [Provider], And Can Be Answered At Your Own Discretion.
Turkeys Government responded to the peaceful protests with force, using water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowd, not all of which were participants of the protests. Many have compared this show of violence with the outbreak in Syria two years previously.
1) Do you believe that violence was necessary to disperse the crowd?
It was a peaceful protest, right? So no, not really.
2) Many in the crowd were tourists, including various students visiting the square. How do you feel about the Governments actions against the crowd?
Unnecessary; tear gas and water cannons shouldn’t be needed to disperse a peaceful protest. The maximum violence they should have been forcing them to move, not opening fire with tear gas and water cannons.
3) Mr Erdogan has often been described as a leader for the ‘fifty per cent’, regarding his fifty per cent vote win at the government election. Do you believe that in a nation where half of the population feel ignored, that conflict was inevitable?
No, conflict isn’t inevitable if only half the country is represented. It’s how the government treats the other half that spells conflict.