Category: Turkey

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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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Vijay Prashad: Turkey’s hand to ISIS

Sending suicide bombers into south-eastern Turkey is a clear warning by the Islamic State to the Kurdish people

Joris Leverink: Armenian Heritage Under Threat: The Occupation of Camp Armen in Istanbul

As soon as the news broke that Camp Armen was under threat calls for solidarity were shared, leading to a Gezi-like occupation of the site

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Richard Falk: Turkey’s Electoral Maelstrom

Despite dominating the election and winning 256 seats, the AKP still fell short of the majority of representatives

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Juan Cole: The Great Wall of Turkey? Ankara imagines DMZ w/ Kurds, ISIL

Turkey has so far escaped most of the severe disruptions of the Syrian war, even though it has a long border with that country

Nizar Visram: EU’s Military Strategy to deepen Mediterranean Tragedies

More than 800 migrants died on April 19 this year when their overcrowded boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast. The tragedy sent soaring this year’s Mediterranean death toll which was by then around 1,500

Elif Genc: Meet the Women of HDP

Gender, Resistance and Radical Democracy

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