But is that a president-like image in a democratic country? Events of 15 June additional riot police were flown in, from as far away as Diyarbakir in south-east Turkey,  and the Turkish Gendarmerie was called in to provide additional water cannons  and personnel.
Although this process of identity construction had been in progress for some time before the Gezi protests, it has since accelerated and widened. After the Gezi protests, the authoritarian tendencies of the government heightened and as a result, both discursive and operational rigidities came to be seen more often.
How do you think the case will proceed? I'm trying to keep myself away from what's happened to me in my room by reading, thinking, dreaming. The following day the number of tweets posted reached He is standing behind the image, created by him, of an undefeatable leader who cannot be beaten by protests.
Maly, I. The memory of those days is still present in the current presidential election campaign. And Erdogan, now Turkey's president, has further expanded his power.