Author: Bilge Yabancı

When Did the EU’s Future Member States Become a Shelter for Extremists?

When Did the EU’s Future Member States Become a Shelter for Extremists?

Foreign fighters from the Balkans in the ISIS Propaganda video. Source: Al Jazeera © When Did the EU’s Future Member States Become a Shelter for Extremists?...

Populism, Elections and the Ever-present Crisis

Populism, Elections and the Ever-present Crisis

*Anti-government protests in Macedonia, May 2015. Source: Balkan Insight © Populism, Elections and the Ever-present Crisis Last week, Macedonia’s Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski announced his resignation...

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders: Three Questions about European Values

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders: Three Questions about European Values

*Migrant routes into Europe, Source: Daily Sabah © Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders: Three Questions about European Values This is the first in a three-part...

Merkel visits Turkey to discuss the EU Agreement and “Illegal Migration” with Ankara

Merkel visits Turkey to discuss the EU Agreement and “Illegal Migration” with Ankara

*Source: Yasin Bulbul/AP © Merkel visits Turkey to discuss the EU Agreement and “Illegal Migration” with Ankara The German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid another visit to...

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s Borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Two: Human Rights

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s Borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Two: Human Rights

*Fence building at Macedonia-Greece border, photo by Boris Grdanoski from Associated Press © Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s Borders and Three Questions about European Values Part...

Is Turkey buying Oil from the Islamic State?

Is Turkey buying Oil from the Islamic State?

ISIS oil route into Turkey. *Source: Al-Arabiya © Is Turkey buying Oil from the Islamic State? In October 2014, US intelligence revealed that the ISIS made...

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Three: Unity in Diversity

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Three: Unity in Diversity

*Source: Al Jazeera © Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Three: Unity in Diversity Since the turmoil following the...

The EU-Turkey Migrant Swap Deal in Force Amid Outcry for the Universal Right to Asylum and Humanitarian Values

The EU-Turkey Migrant Swap Deal in Force Amid Outcry for the Universal Right to Asylum and Humanitarian Values

Source: Yves Herman / Reuters © The EU-Turkey Migrant Swap Deal in Force Amid Outcry for the Universal Right to Asylum and Humanitarian Values The EU-Turkey...

European Parliament on Turkey: Has someone just uttered the word ‘authoritarian’?

European Parliament on Turkey: Has someone just uttered the word ‘authoritarian’?

*Source: Hurriyet Daily News © European Parliament on Turkey: Has someone just uttered the word ‘authoritarian’? Last week, on April, 14, the European Parliament (EP) voted...

EU Ambassador to Turkey forced to resign: How long can appeasement last?

EU Ambassador to Turkey forced to resign: How long can appeasement last?

*Source: Reuters © EU Ambassador to Turkey forced to resign: How long can appeasement last? The head of the EU delegation to Turkey, Hansjörg Haber, announced...