Gezi Park

As Turkey is rocked by nationwide anti-government protests triggered by plans to redevelop a park in Istanbul, Michael Daventry explains on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show how the protests are not a simplistic clash between secularists and Islamists.

      Michael Daventry on Jeremy Vine Show, 23 May 2013 - BBC Radio 2

Armenian memorial in Wales

Armenian KhatckarOn Saturday 3 November 2007, Britain’s Armenian community unveiled a memorial at Cardiff’s Temple of Peace bearing the inscription “Victims of the Armenian Genocide”.

It was the first time UK public land was used to commemorate what Turkey considers to be a disputed historical event.

Michael was at the memorial’s unveiling ceremony members of the Armenian community. But so were dozens of loud Turkish protesters. Here is his report for Voice of Turkey radio.

      Armenian memorial unveiled, 3 November 2007 - TRT Voice of Turkey