Saturday, May 19, 2007

The old secular middle class

I found the following article in the most prestigious Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Unfortunately, it's in Dutch.
In this article several people are interviewed. The interesting thing is that most of them have said that 'corruption' and 'unemployment' are the driving forces behind these rallies. Mainly supported by the old middle class of Turkey. They feel left alone, in the cold. Not profiting from the economical revival. And they are angry that Erdogan let slip many things out of his hands.
So, it's not only about secularism and Islamism. But yes, indeed the CHP (btw, no information about this party available on Internet) is playing the fear-card.

By the way, I like the black and white picture!

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