Media gags: bad for the public, good for the government

Media gags: bad for the public, good for the government

Journalists protest press freedom crackdowns while gagged, Ankara, February 15, 2014. *Source: Piero Castellano © Media gags: bad for the public, good for the government A...

Aleppo ceasefire collapses as Ankara sinks further into Syrian quagmire

Aleppo ceasefire collapses as Ankara sinks further into Syrian quagmire

*Source: Middle East Monitor With horrors unfolding through Aleppo at an unprecedented pace following the collapse of a brief and ineffectual ceasefire, the Syrian civil...

Is it Time to Self-Destruct the Migrant Swap Deal?

Is it Time to Self-Destruct the Migrant Swap Deal?

“Children face Greek police officers after the border with Macedonia was closed. People grew increasingly agitated as news of the EU-Turkey deal reached Idomeni. “Are...

Turkey secures aid for Gaza: Meanwhile, Kurdish Southeast lies in Ruins

Turkey secures aid for Gaza: Meanwhile, Kurdish Southeast lies in Ruins

*Source: newsweek – Gaza, Occupied Palestine after Operation Protective Edge, summer of 2014 © Turkey secures aid for Gaza: Meanwhile, Kurdish Southeast lies in Ruins Reports...

Strongman tactics unlikely to fix Turkish economy

Strongman tactics unlikely to fix Turkish economy

*What are you smiling for? Image source: Public Domain Pictures President Erdoğan’s successful consolidation of political power often depends on appeals to national pride and...

Turkish Economy Roundup: The New Team’s Troubles Unfold

Turkish Economy Roundup: The New Team’s Troubles Unfold

Source: Hürriyet Daily News © Turkish Economy Roundup: The New Team’s Troubles Unfold On May 6 ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, which holds Turkey’s rating one...

Border killings and deportation: is Turkey really safe for refugees?

Border killings and deportation: is Turkey really safe for refugees?

The treatment of Syrian refugees on and within Turkey’s borders has called into question its classification as a safe third country. *Source: Henry Ridgwell, Voice...

Access denied: Turkey’s silence on ISIS burning of two soldiers

Access denied: Turkey’s silence on ISIS burning of two soldiers

*Source: The Indian Express On Thursday, December 22, Turkey experienced yet another national panic attack, with the news of two Turkish soldiers having been abducted...

The Impunity Vote: State-worship Prevails over Democracy

The Impunity Vote: State-worship Prevails over Democracy

Turkish MPs voted today to approve a much-debated bill to remove parliamentary immunity. Critics have argued that this is a blatant move against Kurdish representation...

What you need to know about Turkey’s failed coup attempt

What you need to know about Turkey’s failed coup attempt

Soldiers are being arrested by a police officer in Ankara after the failed coup *Source: imc tv  © What you need to know about Turkey’s...