Turkey's government critics say the Ergenekon case is an attempt to stifle dissent, but supporters say it is a victory for democracy because it sidelines the military.
This week's round-up of Good Reads include doubts about algorithms' 'all-power,' the recipe for Roman concrete, the need for a Turkish Mandela, young liberals who may be more conservative than they realize, and the usefulness of military 'land power.'
The unrest is unlikely to become a “Turkish Spring,” but it is testing democracy in Turkey.
Protests in Turkey aren’t a sign of the failure of democracy there but a sign that Turkish politics is now resilient enough to experience public discontent that strengthens participatory democracy. But if Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains insensitive to public opinion, it will cost him his job.