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,...

Life under Curfew: Challenging State Discourse on Human Rights Violations in the Southeast

Life under Curfew: Challenging State Discourse on Human Rights Violations in the Southeast

*Source: European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) © Life under Curfew: Challenging State Discourse on Human Rights Violations in the Southeast We hear about the clashes and curfews...

Satire or Slander? Why a German Comedian could face Prison for Insulting Erdoğan

Satire or Slander? Why a German Comedian could face Prison for Insulting Erdoğan

*Source: ZDF_NEO © Satire or Slander? Why a German Comedian could face Prison for Insulting Erdoğan In what seemed to be a victory for President Erdoğan,...

A Political Obituary of Ahmet Davutoğlu – a Post-Script in Turkish Foreign Policy?

A Political Obituary of Ahmet Davutoğlu – a Post-Script in Turkish Foreign Policy?

With the news that the Executive Council had curbed the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s power to elect district officials, the end was clearly nigh:...

The long arm of Mr. Gulen

The long arm of Mr. Gulen

Fethullah Gülen and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan once had a shared vision of how to reform the Turkish state. The long arm of Mr. Gulen Believers...

A state of emergency: what next for the Kurdish press?

A state of emergency: what next for the Kurdish press?

*Source: Bianet A state of emergency: what next for the Kurdish press? In the latest in in a string of media closures under Turkey’s ongoing...

Yet another ‘accident’: the miners’ burden

Yet another ‘accident’: the miners’ burden

*People wait at Soma after the disaster in 2014. Source: Mustafa Karaman, Wikimedia Commons In 2010, Turkey was ranked first in work-related deaths among European...

Fight the Power? Racist Rap Video in Sur is a Perversion of Hip-Hop

Fight the Power? Racist Rap Video in Sur is a Perversion of Hip-Hop

*Source: İhlas Haber Ajansı © Fight the Power? Racist Rap Video in Sur is a Perversion of Hip-Hop Got to give us what we want...

Populism, Elections and the Ever-present Crisis

Populism, Elections and the Ever-present Crisis

*Anti-government protests in Macedonia, May 2015. Source: Balkan Insight © Populism, Elections and the Ever-present Crisis Last week, Macedonia’s Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski announced his resignation...

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Three: Unity in Diversity

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Three: Unity in Diversity

*Source: Al Jazeera © Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Three: Unity in Diversity Since the turmoil following the...