The same story applies: click the link below, it is interesting.
While it is unclear whether this academic is an Erdogan-supporter, she hits upon the right point: the Turkish protests have failed in settling upon a clear, practical demand that they might, you know, actually achieve.
In this way, while Erdogan failed until the 11th hour to do what is salient, he ultimately was been able to employ the obvious strategy of divide and conquer: offer to reconsider plans for Taksim square, and watch how protesters subsequently fall prey to confusion and division. After all, would a concession on the fate of Taksim be sufficient to meet protesters’ demands or not? If so, then the mere saving of some trees in Istanbul would have seemed a rather meager result for the masses of protesters throughout Turkey. But if not, then what are Turkey’s protests trying to achieve precisely?