He lost part of his left leg in the bombing. Several others have already done so – empty shop-fronts now line some of the narrow lanes in this centuries-old maze of traders. Since the 1950s, his family has owned 140 acres of tea plantations in the mountains around rize. So it was that on privately owned channel d last month, a middle-aged woman gazed forthrightly into the camera and announced: “i want a tall, green-eyed, beautiful bride. There was a new conspiracy theory every week as the prime minister increasingly turned to arch-loyalists, while expelling or sidelining members of his own party who dared to dissent.
A conservative researcher, he spent 17 years as a follower of fethullah gulen, the islamic cleric who the government blames for orchestrating last year’s failed coup. Transnational marketing and transnational consumers. Millions took to the streets across turkey, spurred by the police violence but actually demonstrating about much more.