“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,...

Merkel’s Big Mistake: Giving in to Erdoğan sets a Dangerous Precedent for Europe

Merkel’s Big Mistake: Giving in to Erdoğan sets a Dangerous Precedent for Europe

Source: Reuters © Merkel’s Big Mistake: Giving in to Erdoğan sets a Dangerous Precedent for Europe In the media frenzy following the German Government’s decision to...

Beyond Gezi: remembering Ankara’s silent protests in photos

Beyond Gezi: remembering Ankara’s silent protests in photos

In a precursor to Gezi, a couple kisses outside of Kurtulus subway station on May 25, 2013, protesting warning signs seen in the subway asking...

The “Anti-Coup” Coup

The “Anti-Coup” Coup

*Source: Milliyet.com – Leftist activists 17-year-old Erdal Eren, arrested during a protest and accused of killing a soldier, was executed during the 1980 coup in...