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Despite ‘Outrage’ Over Twitter Ban, Turks Hold Off on Street Protests

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan shut down another social network on Thursday, blocking access to YouTube just a week after banning Twitter. And, despite a history of public demonstrations, Turkish people have yet to take to the streets en masse.

The people of Turkey are no strangers to street protests. In the summer of last year, a small, peaceful sit-in opposing the urban development of the historic Gezi Park in Istanbul sparked a massive country-wide movement popularly referred to as Occupy Gezi. As authorities tried to clamp down on the protests, more people joined the movement Read more…

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