Category: Turkey

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

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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

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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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Conn Hallinan: Behind Washington’s ‘Crackpot’ Deal with Turkey to Fight ISIS

Under the guise of fighting ISIS, Turkey’s president is re-igniting a bloody war with the Kurds for his own political purposes

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John Feffer: The Kurdish Elephant

In their latest deal to fight ISIS, Washington and Turkey are treating the Middle East’s largest stateless minority like pawns. That’s a huge mistake

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Taylan Tosun: Interim Regime in Turkey: Peace Process in Danger

The illegitimate power block, which defends the “red lines” of Turkish Republic, couldn’t tolerate the gains of Kurds both in Rojava and Turkey

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Robert Fisk: Turkey-Kurdish Conflict

Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

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Juan Cole: Turkey’s new “war on terror” mainly targeting Kurds

What was at first announced as a new Turkish turn toward attacks on Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) on Friday has quickly become largely a campaign against Kurds instead. It is being alleged that the Turkish Air Force launched dozens of strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party over the border in Iraq on Saturday, and Read more…

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