From Nigar Göksel (ESI):
Finally a survey giving a sense of who is on the streets protesting – by Bilgi Univ – after talking to 3000):
70 percent do not identify with any political party. pro-freedom (ozgurlukcu) is the label the highest number of respondents say defines them. only 7.7 percent say a political movement they are affiliated with encouraged them to join the protests.
The three reasons most selected as an explanation of why they are joining the protests are:
1) The auhoritarian disposition/manner of the prime minister (92.4%),
2) That democratic rights are violated (91.2%),
3) The unproportional force applied by police against protestors (91.3%).
75% say they are not conservative. less than 10% say they would want military intervention. so, what do they want: 96.1 percent say they want more respect for freedoms in the future.
So, Nigar says, those who want to use their familiar parameters to categorize these people should think again. I agree.