Category: Turkey

Joris Leverink: Turkey descends into civil war as conflict in southeast escalates

The latest footage to come out of Sur, the historical district in Diyarbakir that has been under total lock down by Turkish armed forces for the past sixty days, shows a level of devastation one would sooner expect in Syria. In more ways than one – empty streets lined with debris, bombed-out buildings, tanks and Read more…

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Patrick Cockburn: Syrian civil war: Could Turkey be gambling on an invasion?

Kurdish forces, close to sealing the border, must beware – President Erdogan is unpredictable

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Noam Chomsky: The war against ISIL

Interview on his public spat with the Turkish president, the war against ISIL and Russia’s annexation of Crimea

Joris Leverink: Turkish PM Tries to Frame Syrian Kurds for Istanbul Bombing

Unanswered questions and irregularities about the Istanbul bombing leave room for interpretation – used by Turkish government to set the agenda

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Robert Fisk: Pakistan university assault

A warning for Turkey as Islamists turn on their old allies in Peshawar

Francis O'Connor: Academics for Peace: “enemies of the state” in Turkey

About 1,100 Kurdish and Turkish academics signed a letter condemning the ongoing atrocities by the Turkish army. In response, Erdoğan accused them of treason

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Juan Cole: Noam Chomsky slams Turkish Pres. Erdogan for Arresting Academics, supporting Extremism

Matthew Weaver of the Guardian reports retired MIT linguist Noam Chomsky’s reply to a personal attack by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan criticized Chomsky and other international scholars who signed a petition against the Turkish government’s current vendetta against Kurdish-Turkish citizens in the country’s southeast. Erdogan demanded that Chomsky come to southeast Turkey to see Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: From Roboski to Sultanahmet: Turkey as dry as tinder

The explosion tore through Sultanahmet, a popular tourist area in the heart of Istanbul

Ercan Ayboga: In Turkey, the state doesn’t talk—it only shoots

An eyewitness account from Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey, where the state continues its onslaught on the Kurdish civilian population

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Vijay Prashad: Turkey’s War Against the Kurds

Turkey is in danger of a civil war

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