Barricades Protect Taksim Square Protests

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People are wondering, if Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have the patience to wait for the possibility of the anti-government uprising that has swept Istanbul’s Taksim Square running out of steam.

Turkey’s Islamic-rooted, conservative government responded on Sunday by calling on supporters to attend two demonstrations, in the capital city of Ankara on June 15 and in Istanbul on June 16. But Erdogan’s warnings about the “limits” of the government’s patience went largely unheeded by the tens of thousands who showed up this past weekend to voice their anger at the government. And, according to them, Erdogan’s statement only makes a peaceful resolution to the stand-off increasingly unlikely.

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