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Protesters carry the Turkish flag and shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration at Gezi Park near Taksim Square in central Istanbul on Monday, June 3, 2013.
Protesters carry the Turkish flag and shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration at Gezi Park near Taksim Square in central Istanbul on Monday, June 3, 2013.
(STOYAN NENOV/REUTERS)

Doug Saunders

Turkey is not having another Arab Spring, but something more democratic

This is the latest entry to World Insider, which provides Globe Unlimited subscribers daily analysis of world issues and global trends.

This weekend, Istanbul’s central Taksim Square came to resemble Cairo’s Tahrir Square at the peak of the Egyptian uprising: tear gas, fires, crowds denouncing the country’s leader, running battles between police and protesters.