Category: Turkey

David Swanson: Nobel Peace Prize for Peace

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday morning to “the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.”

Richard Falk: Nonagon of Toxic Conflict: Notes on the Turkish Quagmire

The Middle East has become a puzzle so daunting that only fools are clear about what should be done

Taylan Tosun: The Building Up of Fascism in Turkey

When a society is sharply divided vertically and various segments struggle against an oligarchic power we’re facing a fascist regime

Joris Leverink: Turkey’s Radicalizing Youth Dominates Escalating Conflict

Politicized youth organizations on both ends of the political spectrum in Turkey are becoming more vocal, violent and popular

Joris Leverink: Cizre cries for help: “Turkey’s Kobane” under siege

As the conflict in Turkey spirals out of control, dozens of people have reportedly been killed in Cizre and the army shows no signs of lifting the siege

T. Deniz Erkmen: Fighting at Funerals: Turkey plunges back into Conflict

It has been a month since the government of Turkey has ended the tenuous peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), by bombing Qandil mountains in Iraq and rounding up Kurdish activists

Juan Cole: Defying Saudis, Iran: Muslim thinkers call for Action on Climate Change at Istanbul Conference

Attendees at the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium in Istanbul from 20 countries produced, and 60 of them signed, a declaration warning of the dangers of climate change and urging urgent action

Bruno Jäntti: Struggle by Turkey’s Kurds will succeed but what about Palestine?

Parallels between Turkey and Israel are hard to miss

BGST Publishing House: Turkey’s New War On Terror In Ten Questions

1) After what critical steps did Turkey disrupt the “peace process”? On 28th of February 2015, the governmental committee involving the deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan and the committee of the People’s Democracy Party (HDP) involving MP Sırrı Süreyya Önder, after a meeting in Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, together publicly declared a statement named “Dolmabahçe Read more…

Joris Leverink: Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance

Bookchin’s municipalist ideas, once rejected by communists and anarchists alike, have now come to inspire the Kurdish quest for democratic autonomy

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