Inside the Smuggling Network of Istanbul

Inside the Smuggling Network of Istanbul

*Source: Roland Hoskins © Inside the Smuggling Network of Istanbul For the vast majority of refugees and migrants, using the Turkish network of traffickers is the...

Turkish Power and the Limits of Free Speech: Going Dutch

Turkish Power and the Limits of Free Speech: Going Dutch

A Dutch cartoon entitled “the long arm of Erdoğan” featuring the Turkish President as an alpha male or the king of ‘monkey rock’ (apenrots), seemingly...

Why can’t politicians resist politicizing the Armenian Genocide?

Why can’t politicians resist politicizing the Armenian Genocide?

Members of the Armenian community at the Bundestag hold signs saying ‘Recognition now says thanks.’ *Source: Reuters © Why can’t politicians resist politicizing the Armenian Genocide?...

Gaziantep Bombing – The latest front in the war of conspiracies

Gaziantep Bombing – The latest front in the war of conspiracies

*Source – Birgun.net © Gaziantep Bombing – The latest front in the war of conspiracies The devastating attack in Gaziantep that left 51 dead and dozens...

Trump and Tayyip: The new revolutionaries

Trump and Tayyip: The new revolutionaries

Want to know what Trump’s America will look like? Look no further than Turkey. It has, as I’m sure most of you will agree, been...

The Assassination of Tahir Elçi: Another Nail in the Coffin of Peace

The Assassination of Tahir Elçi: Another Nail in the Coffin of Peace

*Source: Euronews © The Assassination of Tahir Elçi: Another Nail in the Coffin of Peace A month ago, in the days leading up to the November...

The EU has Long Foresworn its Normativity: Why are Well-Wishers so Surprised?

The EU has Long Foresworn its Normativity: Why are Well-Wishers so Surprised?

*Source: Reuters © The EU has Long Foresworn its Normativity: Why are Well-Wishers so Surprised? Hot on the heels of the EU-Turkey refugee deal of November...

Amedspor, the Kurdish Conflict, and the Symbolic Power of Football

Amedspor, the Kurdish Conflict, and the Symbolic Power of Football

*Source: Ajanshaber © Amedspor, the Kurdish Conflict, and the Symbolic Power of Football For some, football is just a game, a chance to enjoy some exciting...

After the Ankara Attacks: Newroz and the Kurdish ‘Other’

After the Ankara Attacks: Newroz and the Kurdish ‘Other’

*Source: thekurdishproject.org © After the Ankara Attacks: Newroz and the Kurdish ‘Other’ The recent bombings in Ankara and Istanbul this past month have led to massive...

The Secularism Debate: If You Can’t Do It Right, Don’t Do It At All

The Secularism Debate: If You Can’t Do It Right, Don’t Do It At All

Secular protesters clash with police over statements made by Parliamentary Speaker İsmail Kahraman, who argued that secularism should not be included in the new constitution....