Category: Turkey

Richard Falk: Ahmet Davutoğlu as Turkish Foreign Minister, and Now Prime Minister

Turkey is poised to play a crucial role as a force for peace and justice in the roiled waters of the Middle East, in surrounding regions and sub-regions, and even in the world Turkey PM slams Israel for ‘Hitler-like fascism’

In its military campaign in Gaza and genocide against Palestinians, Israel is demonstrating a “Hitler-like fascism,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan stated in one of the strongest-worded attacks on the Israeli state

Ali Bektas: Rojova: A Struggle Against Borders and for Autonomy

The Kurdish aspiration to destroy these borders is reaching its peak today on the boundary that separates Turkey and Syria

Richard Falk: A Tale of Two Cities: Istanbul and Rome

It is no wonder that Istanbul and Rome are rated the first and second favorite cities in the world

Ipek Demirsu: The securitisation of dissent and the spectre of Gezi

Police fired teargas at demonstrators in Istanbul, attempting to enter Taksim Square to mark the anniversary of the Gezi Park protests

Joris Leverink: ‘Today we Resist’

One year since the start of the Gezi protests, and with a major debt crisis in the making, the resistance to Erdoğan’s embattled government continues

Joris Leverink: #DirenKazova: The Turkish Factory Under Workers’ Control

On the eve of the first anniversary of the Gezi uprising, a small group of textile workers explores a radical alternative: occupy, resist, produce!

Pieter Verstraete: Turkey Coalmine Disaster: Accident or Murder?

The explosion that killed hundreds of coalminers in Turkey was not a random accident; it was the direct consequence of a decade of neoliberalization

Constanze Letsch: Turkey Mine Disaster

Locals had complained about haphazard practices at the mine, whose owners are linked to Erdoğan’s governing Justice and Development party

Richard Falk: Armenian Grievances, Turkey, United States and 1915

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave its approval to Resolution 410 calling upon Turkey to acknowledge that the massacres of Armenians in 1915,

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