Taksim Square and the battle for Turkey – What’s next?
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Emir Ay doesn’t live on the fringe of Turkish society. Nor does he cavort with terrorists.
He does go to graduate school, majoring in information technology. And he’s been on Taksim Square every day — and night — since he began a sit-in with a couple of dozen others, in late May, to protest the planned demolition of the iconic square’s leafy park to make room for yet another shopping mall and mosque.