Pawns in a Regional Puzzle: Cypriot Reunification Talks (Again)

Pawns in a Regional Puzzle: Cypriot Reunification Talks (Again)

Greek Cypriot President Anastasiades cancelled meetings with his Turkish counterpart following the UN World Humanitarian Summit due to Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı’s presence at a...

Gülen: Who is the man behind the curtain?

Gülen: Who is the man behind the curtain?

One-time allies, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Fethulla Gülen are now arch-enemies and the latter is accused of masterminding the coup attempt on July 15. *Source:...

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...

WikiLeaks ‘Erdoğan Leaks’ reinforce questions about data security in Turkey

WikiLeaks ‘Erdoğan Leaks’ reinforce questions about data security in Turkey

*Source: CommonDreams © WikiLeaks ‘Erdoğan Leaks’ reinforce questions about data security in Turkey Allegations that the ‘Erdoğan leaks’ revealed sensitive and private information about women in...

The hunger strike is over, but was the battle won for miners?

The hunger strike is over, but was the battle won for miners?

*Source: BBC © The hunger strike is over, but was the battle won for miners? Dozens of miners from Turkey’s Zonguldak province have staged a hunger...

Turkey rallies: is the economy to follow?

Turkey rallies: is the economy to follow?

*Source: Bianet © Turkey rallies: is the economy to follow? As countrywide protests to denounce the failed coup attempt against the ruling Justice and Development...

Has Turkey just been shunned in the battle to defeat ISIS?

Has Turkey just been shunned in the battle to defeat ISIS?

US soldiers photographed wearing YPG badges caused a diplomatic spat between Ankara and Washington. *Source: AFP © Has Turkey just been shunned in the battle to...

The coup and the Kurds: a lost chance for peace?

The coup and the Kurds: a lost chance for peace?

The HDP has held a series of rallies with the slogan “No to coups! Democracy now!” *Source: Bianet © The coup and the Kurds: a...

The ‘Turkish Model’ in Somalia: Humanitarian diplomacy or power play?

The ‘Turkish Model’ in Somalia: Humanitarian diplomacy or power play?

The newest Turkish embassy in Somalia has been labelled ‘a symbol of the strength’ of Turkish-Somali relations: President Erdoğan inaugurated Turkey’s largest embassy yet in...

Dutch Turks: a diaspora under the shadow of Turkish politics

Dutch Turks: a diaspora under the shadow of Turkish politics

Recent events in Turkey have had repercussions among the Turkish diaspora in Holland, highlighting existing differences among Dutch Turks and their attitudes to the Turkish...