Can Dündar in a Wider Context

Can Dündar in a Wider Context

Can Dündar in a Wider Context On 29th May of this year, Cumhuriyet daily newspaper released video footage purportedly showing the Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı (National...

Looking At London: The World’s Capital City

Looking At London: The World’s Capital City

Looking At London: The World’s Capital City When you take off from İstanbul to London, if the melody of a unique composition “I looked at...

LGBTI in Turkey: In the Aftermath of Gezi and the 2015 Elections

LGBTI in Turkey: In the Aftermath of Gezi and the 2015 Elections

LGBTI in Turkey: In the Aftermath of Gezi and the 2015 Elections Abstract This article is a review of the last thirteen years of the...

The Battle for Kobani: What Is at Stake?

The Battle for Kobani: What Is at Stake?

The Battle for Kobani: What Is at Stake? “What does Kobani have to do with Turkey?” This question by President Erdoğan of Turkey neatly sums...

The Heaven is Here: What 1st November Elections Should Remind Us

The Heaven is Here: What 1st November Elections Should Remind Us

*Cinematographer Lisa Çalan, who lost both her legs in the bombing of the June 5th HDP rally in Diyarbakır, casting her vote (photo source: unknown)...

I too have Kurdish Friends!

I too have Kurdish Friends!

 Source: AFP I too have Kurdish Friends!  I have been considered as a “white Turk” throughout my life. I have grown up in an Aegean...

The Violence of Stability: Some Notes on the Turkish Elections of 1st November

The Violence of Stability: Some Notes on the Turkish Elections of 1st November

The Violence of Stability: Some Notes on the Turkish Elections of 1st November Abstract This paper analyses the context of Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi’s (AKP)...

1915 Events in Eastern Turkey

1915 Events in Eastern Turkey

1915 Events in Eastern Turkey Referring to the Armenian Governments’ allegations about the events of 1915, I would like to bring to your attention the...

A Detainee Searching for His Crime: A Letter from Tuncay Özkan

A Detainee Searching for His Crime: A Letter from Tuncay Özkan

Police at my door. September 23, 2008. I said “What is wrong?” They answered, “We will make a search.” “Do you have a search warrant?”...

Public Statement – Turkey is in Mourning!

Public Statement – Turkey is in Mourning!

Public Statement Turkey is in Mourning! In the coal mine explosion in Manisa, Soma in 13 May 2014, according to official statements, 274 citizens lost...