In the Home Stretch of Erdoğan’s Presidential System, who is the Real Enemy?

In the Home Stretch of Erdoğan’s Presidential System, who is the Real Enemy?

*Source: The Press Project © In the Home Stretch of Erdoğan’s Presidential System, who is the Real Enemy? It has become crystal clear during recent weeks...

Turkey’s failed coup is Erdoğan’s conspiracy come true

Turkey’s failed coup is Erdoğan’s conspiracy come true

*Source: New York Times live-feed, courtesy of Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters © Turkey’s failed coup is Erdoğan’s conspiracy come true Last night’s fight for Turkish Democracy could not...

Guarding mountains against concrete

Guarding mountains against concrete

*Source: Kyrenia Initiative Facebook Page Guarding mountains against concrete Over the past months, residents of the coastal region of Kyrenia, northern Cyprus, have been fiercely...

U.S.-Turkey relations in 140 characters or less

U.S.-Turkey relations in 140 characters or less

*This 1972 photo of U.S. President Richard Nixon and Turkish Prime Minister Nihat Erim sparked backlash in Turkey when the U.S. Embassy in Ankara shared...

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...