I want to point out a somewhat hesitant view on the situation in Turkey. The protest starts about the development of a park into a shopping mall. These protesters like the OWS clods provoked a counter reaction from a ham handed government.
One of the hallmarks of OWS is that many of its members seek to create casualties. I a couple of the meeting with some of the clods running the show. Luckily Bloomberg and the NYPD are professionals.
There was a plan to use a mass human wave to storm the court house in Foley Square. The plan was to get in the court and trash the records. I pointed out that that area has the largest concentration of armed officers in NYC. Fortunately, Bloomberg got wing of the riot and NYPD set multiple layers of barriers and guards.
These are not the students in China yearning for freedom. While yours truly understands the obnoxious nature of the Turkish government. The similarity of this group to OWS should allow us to view events with healthy skepticism. No this does not rationalize violent counter actions by Turkish law enforcement. However, producing casualties produces the media attention OWS seek and they provoke the over reaction.