Protests began in Turkey in May of 2013, allegedly over the government’s plans to develop a park in Istanbul (actually,it began as reaction to the construction of the 93rd shopping mall on a green area in Turkey -ed).
While the Western media attempted to portray the growing unrest as “grassroots” and leaderless, in fact, the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) was behind it from the beginning.[—-]
So it comes to pass:
CHP’s leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, currently seeking (prime minister) Erdogan’s job, was in the United States on December 2, 2013 to give a talk (pdf here) before the corporate-funded policy think tank, the Brookings Institution. His warm welcome and announcement of a CHP chapter opening in Washington D.C. was only matched by his eagerness to fully integrate Turkey with the European Union…"
Turmoil in Turkey and Washington’s Short Leash… Including “What the West Wants From Turkey Regarding Crimea”, by Tony Cartalucci @ Near East Outlook
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