Turkish Canadian Ayse Heinbecker reflects on her troubled home country
The Turkish Prime Minister says protestors are harming his country's image. Recep Tayip Erdogan says there will be no tolerance for those he accuses of seeking to harm Turkey. The unrest began on May 28, as a protest to stop the demolition and redevelopment of one of Istanbul's central green spaces - Gezi Park. It's located in the heart of Taksim Square. This week, the images from there show police cracking down on protestors using tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets. That's not how Ayse Heinbecker remembers Taksim Square. She grew up in Turkey and told Robyn how she felt about what's happening there.