Author: Julian de Medeiros

Turkey is not storming the Gates of Europe: It’s manning them!

Turkey is not storming the Gates of Europe: It’s manning them!

*Source: (AP / Santi Palacios) © Turkey is not storming the Gates of Europe: It’s manning them! Cast Adrift, Torn Asunder This week saw yet another...

The False Promise of Turkish-Style Feminism – or, the Future will be Better Tomorrow

The False Promise of Turkish-Style Feminism – or, the Future will be Better Tomorrow

*Source: Reuters © The False Promise of Turkish-Style Feminism – or, the Future will be Better Tomorrow To mark International Women’s Day, President Erdoğan took to...

Satire or Slander? Why a German Comedian could face Prison for Insulting Erdoğan

Satire or Slander? Why a German Comedian could face Prison for Insulting Erdoğan

*Source: ZDF_NEO © Satire or Slander? Why a German Comedian could face Prison for Insulting Erdoğan In what seemed to be a victory for President Erdoğan,...

Merkel’s Big Mistake: Giving in to Erdoğan sets a Dangerous Precedent for Europe

Merkel’s Big Mistake: Giving in to Erdoğan sets a Dangerous Precedent for Europe

Source: Reuters © Merkel’s Big Mistake: Giving in to Erdoğan sets a Dangerous Precedent for Europe In the media frenzy following the German Government’s decision to...

Every Bigot is a Winner! The Spectator’s Competition is an Insult to Comedy, not to Erdoğan

Every Bigot is a Winner! The Spectator’s Competition is an Insult to Comedy, not to Erdoğan

*Source: AFP  © Every Bigot is a Winner! The Spectator’s Competition is an Insult to Comedy, not to Erdoğan The Spectator’s ‘President Erdoğan Insulting Poetry...

As David Cameron fights to stay in Europe, he wants you to know that Turkey will never join

As David Cameron fights to stay in Europe, he wants you to know that Turkey will never join

*Source: PA images © As David Cameron fights to stay in Europe, he wants you to know that Turkey will never join As both the Brexit...

Why can’t politicians resist politicizing the Armenian Genocide?

Why can’t politicians resist politicizing the Armenian Genocide?

Members of the Armenian community at the Bundestag hold signs saying ‘Recognition now says thanks.’ *Source: Reuters © Why can’t politicians resist politicizing the Armenian Genocide?...

Turkey’s failed coup is Erdoğan’s conspiracy come true

Turkey’s failed coup is Erdoğan’s conspiracy come true

*Source: New York Times live-feed, courtesy of Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters © Turkey’s failed coup is Erdoğan’s conspiracy come true Last night’s fight for Turkish Democracy could not...