Category: Turkey

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Robert Fisk: If a US court acknowledges the Armenian genocide, the Government must follow suit

Incirlik is America’s forward air base in Turkey, take-off point for the US air battle against Isis. But in less than two months, a group of Armenians, all descendants of the 1915 genocide of one-and-a-half-million Christians massacred by Ottoman Turkey, will claim in a US court that the land on which America’s jets take off Read more…

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Robert Fisk: Of course Germany refused to deny the Armenian genocide

Notably Angela Merkel – who still prays that Erdogan will keep back the refugees from the EU – chose to stay absent from the vote

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Robert Fisk: President Erdogan knows that visa-free travel for Turkey could solve his ‘Kurdish problem’

Europe’s growing Kurdish diaspora would be vastly increased if the crushed and war-suffering masses of Diyarbakir could find their way to Germany, Denmark and Sweden

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Richard Falk: Assessing Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s Departure from Government

These issues of leadership and constitutional structure, although serious, are clearly secondary to the great challenges facing the Turkish nation

Olivia Rose Walton: From Immunity to Impunity

Erdoğan’s government is laying the legal groundwork to arrest Kurds and other dissidents in parliament

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Patrick Cockburn: Sir Richard Dearlove is right, visa waivers for Turks are dangerous

There is something bizarre about EU policy when it comes to migration from this part of the world

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Stephen Zunes: Turkey’s Creeping Authoritarianism: Is the Resistance Enough?

The forces of reaction are gaining strength in Turkey, but so is the democratic resistance

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Tariq Ali: Joker Rules: the Crackdown on Press Freedom in Turkey

Onur Erem the journalist interviewing Tariq Ali has already been charged in court with insulting the leaders of the state,

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Juan Cole: Turkey’s Erdogan exports Press crackdown to US as his guards manhandle Journalists in DC

There are over 50 Turkish journalists in jail

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Tariq Ali: Human Landscapes: Turkey’s Secret Trials of Journalists

The secret trial of two Turkish journalists from the liberal mainstream daily CUMHURIYET—its Chief Editor Can Dundar and Erdem Gul—began this. They are charged with high treason for publishing material on a sensitive subject: Turkey’s collusion with ISIS and the US in the Syrian war. Confronted with the human landscapes of contemporary Turkey, what might the Read more…

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