The writer is an academic at the Social Sciences University of Ankara, also foreign policy research director at the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) and editor-in-chief of Insight Turkey magazine.

ISTANBUL

The Arab Spring, considered a milestone in Middle Eastern history, was able to — at least temporarily — reduce the level of injustice in Arab countries. Uprisings and revolutions caused a serious improvement in political awareness in Arab societies. Arab regimes now have to take into account the reactions of their people before certain developments, and the protests taking place in the last few weeks show

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