‘If there is one man in power, he can cut through the mess’: a Turkey divided ahead of key poll
April 5, 2017 Updated: April 5, 2017 01:30 PM
Kadiköy is one of the only districts in Turkey’s largest city to have been transformed for the better, while the rest of the country wallows in a terrorism-induced economic slump. Dozens of cafes, restaurants and bars selling everything from bowls of cereal to tattoos with coffee have opened. On weekends, the area’s seaside parks and alleyways have become a haven away from the drone of politics, a place where the city’s youth can just "be", something that is increasingly precious for those who oppose Turkey’s authoritarian turn.
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