Category: Turkey

Juan Cole: Turkey’s Coup against Press, own Generals over Arms Supplies to Syrian Militants

Turkey has jailed two very prominent journalists for publishing video last May of a January, 2014, Turkish intelligence convoy of weapons to Syrian militants

Yasin Sunca: The Open Secret of Turkey-Islamic State Group Collaboration

Kurdish resistance in Rojava, especially during the Kobanê war, helped unmask this Fautsian pact between Turkey and the Islamic State group

Roberto Savio: Military Security and Human Security

It is interesting to note that in the world’s various stock exchanges, beginning with the City in London, the value of the shares in the military industry are on the rise

Pepe Escobar: Why Turkey Stabbed Russia in the Back

Russia’s and Turkey’s objectives in fighting the Islamic State group are diametrically opposed

Vijay Prashad: Showdown on the Syrian border

Impossible to ignore the grave implications of this event – a Russian jet shot down by the Turks around the Syrian-Turkish border. Stern faces all round as NATO’s military council meets to discuss the first time in decades that a member nation has shot down a Russian plane. Russia’s President Putin calls the Turkish government “accomplices Read more…

Dilar Dirik: Criminalizing Our People: Social Impacts of the PKK Ban

The terror-listing of the PKK by Western states criminalizes ordinary Kurds. However, its hypocrisy also created a conscious, mobilized, activist community

Richard Falk: Who is the winner of Turkey’s elections?

Whatever the future holds for Turkey, resolving the leadership question in a positive way will greatly improve national prospects

Joris Leverink: Desperate EU Begs Turkey’s Help in Dealing with Refugee Crisis

After the Paris attacks, European countries are desperate to stem the flow of refugees. Turkey’s aid is requested, but will this do any good?

Rosa Burç: Turkey’s Future? State Authoritarianism or Democratic Autonomy

The Turkey-Kurdish conflict has become a fight over two fundamentally different visions for the future of the country and region

Yvo Fitzherbert: Turkey elections: AKP wins big, HDP here to stay

Erdogan’s AKP booked an unexpected victory in Turkey’s elections this Sunday, now it’s up to the leftist HDP to provide a real democratic counterbalance

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