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Delo - Slovenia | Monday, June 17, 2013

A counterattack worthy of a dictator

This brutal counterattack by a self-satisfied ruler was to be expected, the left-liberal daily Delo comments following the violent clearing of Gezi Park: "There were protests in 68 Turkish cities at the same time. Now that the wall of fear has fallen, Taksim Square and Gezi Park have become the epicentre of global love of freedom and have turned their surroundings into the biggest occupied public space in modern history. This is reminiscent of Tahrir Square in Cairo in its finest hour. But it was always clear that driven by the madness of the dictator syndrome, the Turkish head of government Tayyip Erdoğan would strike back with the help of his brutal police. It was obvious that his egocentric and self-satisfied empire would launch a counterattack. It was just a matter of time."

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