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Seems -- now because in Turkey.
It is erupting with protests there's a live look right now at a fairly comes seen.
This evening and this is this is -- I was not so -- have a right now we're told that it is in the nation's capital.
These images from last night that we have -- thousands of anti government protesters stormed dozens of cities across the nation.
Police fired water cannons as well as tear gas protesters set the cars and road blocks on fire.
It is a very very tense and volatile situation in our ally.
Turkey on the browns at this hour so -- -- Harrison is announces.
-- Middle East analysts Wally welcome.
Good to hang him -- here.
Explain to everybody at home and what what the -- that was the nature of these protests what is it that the people on the streets want.
From their government and their leader -- to -- Martha what began as -- just simple protest over a parking -- -- few days ago has become it was time and we see now across.
Turkey forty maybe fifty cities.
Is a the generation protest movement these are young men and women who when the -- they had the party in power now instead of god came to power.
Ten years ago when a very young.
They didn't see the previous military regime under previous government secular government what they saw what -- not get paid -- pushed back.
For some sort of democracy against them attitude but then -- the push back against secular value was and these you young people.
Our defending secular values that is what they perceive -- it's from a station of the country.
It is fair comparison here -- -- a you know we've seen the Arab Spring we've seen.
The growth of the Muslim Brotherhood in places like Egypt is -- comparison here that's apps do you think.
It is not similar but it is very can parable in the sense that and most of the countries of the Arab Spring.
There was no democracy before there were no real political body is fine for.
Elections in Egypt and Libya and Tunisia and of course and Syria and Turkey -- -- political parties but the comparison is that.
In power in Turkey today you have an Islamist government as in Egypt as in Tunisia and possibly as in Libya and that government.
Once to gradually impose -- -- very vision of an Islamic country that -- graduate in Turkey and civic society now has felt that pressure and -- rising against.
We've seen that in recent weeks.
With the president -- -- -- -- President Obama talking you know obviously sent in a close ally over many years so what's the US position.
What should it be in your hand in terms of these protests.
What you just mentioned in the introduction and as Turkey is -- NATO ally it's a very critical ally on the one hand.
The other hand.
The policy of the -- government over the past ten years -- the past five years.
Has been -- that you know different than other NATO allies for example.
The Pentagon government has banned.
At -- -- with -- Israel another American ally and has been for example -- -- Sudan a country with whom we have a lot of problems.
But at the same time the United States needs Turkey with a regard Syria we cannot do much in Syria if we don't have a stable government in Turkey so I'm assuming.
That President Obama is going to be talking to prime minister -- gone about the possibilities to.
Comment on the situation stabilize the situation so that the Obama administration this week by the way is trying to find new plans for Syria can have the help of -- How do you think this what do you think this goes you know is it likely to get worse or -- it likely to settle down for the reasons that you just mentioned.
I spoke with people in government in Turkey and also on the opposition and with the NGOs the general feeling -- this is something very new to them they have not they have not project that it.
And civil society in Turkey is determined to get to a real democracy a democracy where that would be no it's from a vision the way they -- A lot of times -- thank you so much for shedding some more light on it for us.
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