Category: Turkey

Chris Slee: Understanding Abdullah Ocalan

Abdullah Ocalan has been held in a Turkish prison on Imrali Island since 1998

Vijay Prashad: Chaotic Battle for Territory

The Turkish army build-up in Reyhanli sends a message to the rebels in Idlib province

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

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

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…

Vijay Prashad: Turkey’s Repressive Erdogan Meets With Trump

Tens of Thousands of Public Servants Still Jailed

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

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’

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