Jay Cassano is a freelance journalist currently living in Brooklyn. From 2010-2012 he was the Istanbul correspondent for Inter Press Service and contributed to English-language publications such as Egypt Independent and Al-Akhbar. He is the web editor of Mashallah News and edits the quarterly magazine of the War Resisters League, WIN. Jay regular contributes to Fast Company.
Western media are characterizing the demonstrations as a clash between Islamism and secularism—but it’s government abuse of power that Turks are protesting.