Author: Eda Sevinin

From a Basement in Cizre to Istiklal Street:  Impunity, State Indifference and the “Machine of Persecution”

From a Basement in Cizre to Istiklal Street: Impunity, State Indifference and the “Machine of Persecution”

*Source: Mustafa Kirazlı, Zaman © Our latest in the series on human rights and freedom of speech in Turkey discusses the Saturday Mothers decades-long search for...

Turkey’s newest Battlefield: Lawyers v. the Law

Turkey’s newest Battlefield: Lawyers v. the Law

*Source: T24 © Turkey’s newest Battlefield: Lawyers v. the Law The election of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as president of the Republic of Turkey in August 2014...

Yet another ‘accident’: the miners’ burden

Yet another ‘accident’: the miners’ burden

*People wait at Soma after the disaster in 2014. Source: Mustafa Karaman, Wikimedia Commons In 2010, Turkey was ranked first in work-related deaths among European...

The New Labor Law: a Shortcut to Disempowerment

The New Labor Law: a Shortcut to Disempowerment

The new law will make any form of labor mobilization almost impossible while at the same time increasing violations of social rights such as a...

Politics of Truth-Seeking and the Saturday Mothers of Turkey

Politics of Truth-Seeking and the Saturday Mothers of Turkey

*Source: Flickr / omuregribel © Politics of Truth-Seeking and the Saturday Mothers of Turkey Abstract When the truth is monopolised, suppressed and distorted by political powers, societies...