News of the Week, January 4th, 2016

News of the Week, January 4th, 2016

*Source: Yahoo News © News of the Week, January 4th, 2016 A bite size round-up of last week’s events; Can Dündar and Erdem Gül Vigil...

Meltdown at the Nuclear Security Summit: Erdoğan, Brookings and ‘Free’ Press

Meltdown at the Nuclear Security Summit: Erdoğan, Brookings and ‘Free’ Press

*Source: AFP © Meltdown at the Nuclear Security Summit: Erdoğan, Brookings and ‘Free’ Press Despite its infant nuclear industry, Turkey was invited to the Nuclear Security...

The CHP South-East Visit that Lost its Way

The CHP South-East Visit that Lost its Way

*Source: DHA © The CHP South-East Visit that Lost its Way A serious conflict has been simmering in Turkey’s southeastern Kurdish regions since June 2015. Urban clashes,...

Gazprom: No more discounts for Turkish Companies

Gazprom: No more discounts for Turkish Companies

Source: energyin.gr © Gazprom: No more discounts for Turkish Companies Russia’s natural gas giant Gazprom has decided to cancel the discount on natural gas for...

Interpreting the Oil-painting of Turkey’s relations with Iraqi Kurdistan and its Domestic Kurdish Tapestry

Interpreting the Oil-painting of Turkey’s relations with Iraqi Kurdistan and its Domestic Kurdish Tapestry

*Source: Wiki Commons © Interpreting the Oil-painting of Turkey’s relations with Iraqi Kurdistan and its Domestic Kurdish Tapestry Since the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) overran Mosul...

Bombs to Bombast: Is Turkey starting World War III?

Bombs to Bombast: Is Turkey starting World War III?

*Source; DH Flickr © Bombs to Bombast: Is Turkey starting World War III? Terror in Turkey reigned again as Ankara came under attack this week. The...

Seizure of the Social in Turkey: The AKP’s Totalitarian Project and its Discontents

Seizure of the Social in Turkey: The AKP’s Totalitarian Project and its Discontents

*Source; Wochit News © Seizure of the Social in Turkey: The AKP’s Totalitarian Project and its Discontents When President Erdoğan disavowed the decision of the Constitutional...

Inside the Smuggling Network of Istanbul

Inside the Smuggling Network of Istanbul

*Source: Roland Hoskins © Inside the Smuggling Network of Istanbul For the vast majority of refugees and migrants, using the Turkish network of traffickers is the...

All Suspects Released Without Charges in ISIS Membership Case

All Suspects Released Without Charges in ISIS Membership Case

*Source: NeoTempo © All Suspects Released Without Charges in ISIS Membership Case Seven suspected members of the ISIS terrorist organization have been released after their trial...

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...