Turkey troubles

Yesterday, Serkan Yurekli posted a concise description of demonstrations and the harsh crackdown unfolding in Turkey. This is a courageous act, given the continuing arrests of protest information disseminators, and the horrors which threaten detained dissenters. Consider this post an expression of solidarity, and a call for police brutality to cease.

You can get a detailed picture of events and their direct drivers all over the web. I suggest Gawker (of all places) for a conversational overview, and this well-linked Ryan McCarthy piece as an introduction to current discussion.  Acemoglu has a few big-picture pieces on Turkey written prior to the events which seem to be on point. Finally, this video covers the government perspective of events.