Feminism and the ‘Anti-Social Hera’  A Discussion of Inclusion in Turkey

Feminism and the ‘Anti-Social Hera’ A Discussion of Inclusion in Turkey

*Source: Creative Commons © Feminism and the ‘Anti-Social Hera’ A Discussion of Inclusion in Turkey A couple of years ago a female student came to my...

The Democratic Union Party’s Strategic Gamble:  The PYD, the AKP and Geneva

The Democratic Union Party’s Strategic Gamble: The PYD, the AKP and Geneva

*Source: Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP © The Democratic Union Party’s Strategic Gamble: The PYD, the AKP and Geneva In October and November, the Vienna Process...

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...

“Death to Armenian Dogs”: Turkish Ethno-politics causes Uproar in Sweden

“Death to Armenian Dogs”: Turkish Ethno-politics causes Uproar in Sweden

Barbaros Leylani during his controversial speech in Stockholm last week.   Source: Serdar Yaygın / YouTube © “Death to Armenian Dogs”: Turkish Ethno-politics causes Uproar...

How Gezi was lost but not forgotten: a timeline

How Gezi was lost but not forgotten: a timeline

Over the past week the depressing landscape of the Turkish opposition movement has been revived by a wave of nostalgic tweets and photos under the...

The Eight: Turkey’s coup plotters and Greece

The Eight: Turkey’s coup plotters and Greece

*Source: Middle East Monitor  © The Eight: Turkey’s coup plotters and Greece Following an attempted military putsch in Turkey on July 15, eight military officers...

Welcome to the new EU: ‘the co-organiser of the world’

Welcome to the new EU: ‘the co-organiser of the world’

In the midst of rapid democratic backsliding and increasingly authoritarian rule, the EU is in disarray in its approach towards Turkey. Until last year, the...

Will Turkey Ever ‘Cross the Rubicon’? Lessons from South Africa for Peace and Reconciliation in Turkey

Will Turkey Ever ‘Cross the Rubicon’? Lessons from South Africa for Peace and Reconciliation in Turkey

*Source: Tony Carr © Will Turkey Ever ‘Cross the Rubicon’? Lessons from South Africa for Peace and Reconciliation in Turkey There is a civil war in...

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...

Who is Responsible for the Death of Turkish Democracy?

Who is Responsible for the Death of Turkish Democracy?

*Source: Reuters / Osman Orsal © Who is Responsible for the Death of Turkish Democracy? While the EU continued to play make-believe accession talks with Turkey,...