Category: Turkey

Julian Sayarer: The power of the long march

Walking across a country provides people with a tangible and visceral experience of solidarity

Sinan Ülgen: Turkey’s Emboldened Opposition

Opposition parties have lately had few reasons to be optimistic. This month’s massive rally in Istanbul was a rare exception

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Juan Cole: More Crackdowns

Turkey: Erdogan marks coup anniversary with more crackdowns

John Monroe: Turkey’s hot summer?

Explaining the backdrop to last weekend’s mass demonstration in Istanbul

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Robert Fisk: Fethullah Gulen facing extradition to Turkey

Fethullah Gulen says he has no intention of fleeing America if Donald Trump is going to extradite him to Turkey. But the Muslim cleric might like to read a new book before he obliges the Turkish President by climbing aboard a plane for Ankara or Istanbul. Accused of fomenting the attempted coup almost exactly a Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: Turkey’s Repressive Erdogan Meets With Trump

Tens of Thousands of Public Servants Still Jailed

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Patrick Cockburn: Trump’s decision to arm Kurdish fighters

The US is choosing to support its Kurdish ally in Syria, in defiance of Turkey, whose aim is to prevent the establishment of a quasi-independent Kurdish state there

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Robert Fisk: Will Trump call Armenian genocide what it was?

There were thousands of eyewitness testimonies to these atrocities, including the burning of babies by Turkish gendarmes. And Trump, as we all know, cares very much about ‘beautiful babies’

Bilge Yesil: Is Turkey Becoming a Dictatorship?

Erdogan Claims Victory in Vote to Give President Sweeping Powers

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Patrick Cockburn: Erdogan’s referendum victory

Turkey is surrounded by many actual or potential enemies – Syrian, Kurdish, Iranian, Russian – who see how easy it will be to exploit and exacerbate the country’s deep divisions

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