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Architects See 'Witch Hunt' by Turkish Government

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Gezi Park in June. (Photo: Gregg Carlstrom/Flickr)

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A new government ruling removes the Chamber of Engineers and Architects from all city planning decisions in Turkey.

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Opposition groups have called the move a "witch hunt." They see it as revenge for the architects' involvement in the recent protests over government plans to redevelop Istanbul's Gezi Park.

Murat Ã?etin is an architect and associate professor at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. He shares his views with anchor Marco Werman.