Thousands Across Turkey Protest Erdogan’s Autocratic Style

By Selcan Hacaoglu - 2013-06-03T10:56:39Z

Photograph by Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo

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Erdogan’s party would need backing from at least one other group in the legislature to get the measures through. The main opposition parties are against the plan. A smaller pro-Kurdish group, which had indicated it may join forces with Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, was involved in the protests at the Istanbul park, where one of its lawmakers was injured.

Left, a protester waves a flag with a portrait of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Kizilay Square, Ankara, Turkey, on June 2, 2013.