PressTV: Turkish court cancels plan to redevelop Istanbul’s Taksim Square

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Demonstrators rally at Taksim Square in protest against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (File photo)Demonstrators rally at Taksim Square in protest against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (File photo)

Wed Jul 3, 2013 5:5PM GMT

The court ruling is seen as a big blow to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had strongly backed the project, but is also seen as a victory for the opposition that has been staging nationwide rallies against it. »

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A Turkish court has blocked a redevelopment project for Istanbul’s Taksim Square after the country was rocked by four weeks of anti-government protests.

The court ruling is seen as a big blow to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had strongly backed the project, but is also seen as a victory for the opposition that has been staging nationwide rallies against it.

Istanbul has been the epicenter of anti-government demonstrations…

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