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It takes an outsider to really see a place: A taste of Turkey, and a revolution too
“…I was sitting in a cafe, seeking a 30 minute respite from the sensory overload that is Istanbul, when a few protesters rushed in. Outside more strangled by, each had a scarf or face mask as an attempt to bar them from the tear gas. To no avail, I saw tears, pained faces, and apprehension.
According to Murat, a Turkish friend I met, the recent turmoil has given young Turks the opportunity to show just how much strength, perseverance and humor they have. The word plays that display their frustration and endearing grit against the government are simply brilliant, he says. Turkey’s Generation Y is modern, liberal and without fear…”