Turkish Version of Cacerolazo

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:15


<Turkey> In The Hindu, thanks to Mini Kapoor, my short report on the Turkish referendum. My friends in Turkey were initially very upset with the result - dazed even. But then there was a recognition that this is hardly over. The new hashtag to represent that view is #HayirDahaBitmedi. Comparisons between the protests that broke out after the first results were announced and Gezi Park's struggle came immediately from those who were banging pots and pans. This was the Turkish version of the Latin American cacerolazo.

How silly are the articles with RIP Turkey as their mood. Nothing of the sort. This is a divided society with a political system that fails to represent it. Part of my report's motivation was to capture that contradiction.

You can find the report here: http://www.thehindu.com/…/after-the-ref…/article18121599.ece.

More to follow of course.