Category: Turkey

Richard Falk: Turkey’s Electoral Maelstrom

Despite dominating the election and winning 256 seats, the AKP still fell short of the majority of representatives

Juan Cole: The Great Wall of Turkey? Ankara imagines DMZ w/ Kurds, ISIL

Turkey has so far escaped most of the severe disruptions of the Syrian war, even though it has a long border with that country

Nizar Visram: EU’s Military Strategy to deepen Mediterranean Tragedies

More than 800 migrants died on April 19 this year when their overcrowded boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast. The tragedy sent soaring this year’s Mediterranean death toll which was by then around 1,500

Elif Genc: Meet the Women of HDP

Gender, Resistance and Radical Democracy

Taylan Tosun: The Winners of Turkey’s National Elections: The Kurds

The Peoples’ Democratic Party obtained 13.1 per cent of the total votes which amounts to about 5.6 million voters

Joris Leverink: Important Kurdish victory in Syria forces Turkey to take a stance

Turkey fears that an empowered Kurdish population across the border in Syria might make it harder for the state to continue to subdue the Kurds at home

Jérôme Roos: In Turkey, a perfect storm gathers on the horizon

The historic gains of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the Turkish elections have upset the autocratic ambitions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Richard Falk: Israel’s Shimon Peres Reacts to the Turkish Elections

The outcome of the Turkish elections is far better interpreted as a Kurdish HDP victory rather than an Erdoğan AKP defeat

Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s Election Earthquake

The AKP lost the election because almost 60 percent of the Turks opposed its domestic and foreign policies

Joris Leverink: The HDP’s victory is a barrier against autocracy in Turkey

For the first time, a pro-Kurdish party has entered into the Turkish parliament, throwing a spanner in the works of Erdoğan’s autocratic ambitions

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