Some Turks fear culture clash with Erdogan is about to get worse
By DONNA ABU-NASR AND CAGAN KOC | Bloomberg | Published: June 2, 2018
It's the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, but in Istanbul smokers huddle outside offices, couples sip beer and sex workers call out to young men from balconies.
The contrast with some Arab countries that penalize people for publicly breaking the dawn-to-dusk abstention from food and drink couldn't be more striking in and around the city's central Taksim Square. And supporters of that Turkish way of life want to keep it that way.
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