Notes from the Problematic Passengers Room: Deported from Istanbul

Notes from the Problematic Passengers Room: Deported from Istanbul

The Problematic Passengers Room. *Source: Eleonora Vio © Notes from the Problematic Passengers Room: Deported from Istanbul The plane from Belgrade to Istanbul landed in Atatürk Airport...

Airport Attack in Istanbul: Can Turkey keep its citizens safe?

Airport Attack in Istanbul: Can Turkey keep its citizens safe?

Emergency services arrive to deal with the carnage in the aftermath of last night’s bombing. *Source: Reuters/Murad Sezer  © Airport Attack in Istanbul: Can Turkey keep...

Istanbul rallies give voice to an ever divided Turkish left

Istanbul rallies give voice to an ever divided Turkish left

*Source: Bianet.org Istanbul rallies give voice to an ever divided Turkish left Two rallies condemning July’s coup attempt were held in Istanbul by leftist groups...

Turkey’s lost “8” and the era of ambiguity in Greek-Turkish affairs

Turkey’s lost “8” and the era of ambiguity in Greek-Turkish affairs

*At the heart of Turkey and Greece’s increasingly uncertain future is the decades-long Cyprus conflict. As of late, Greek-Turkish relations have been characterized by the...

From a Basement in Cizre to Istiklal Street:  Impunity, State Indifference and the “Machine of Persecution”

From a Basement in Cizre to Istiklal Street: Impunity, State Indifference and the “Machine of Persecution”

*Source: Mustafa Kirazlı, Zaman © Our latest in the series on human rights and freedom of speech in Turkey discusses the Saturday Mothers decades-long search for...

Bombs to Bombast: Is Turkey starting World War III?

Bombs to Bombast: Is Turkey starting World War III?

*Source; DH Flickr © Bombs to Bombast: Is Turkey starting World War III? Terror in Turkey reigned again as Ankara came under attack this week. The...

EU–Turkey Refugee Deal: A Lesson in How Not to Treat Syrian Refugees

EU–Turkey Refugee Deal: A Lesson in How Not to Treat Syrian Refugees

*Source: AP © EU–Turkey Refugee Deal: A Lesson in How Not to Treat Syrian Refugees Can Syrian refugees have human rights? Does the recent EU–Turkey refugee...

Lessons from Turkish-Israeli Normalisation: Just Rhetoric and Realpolitik after all

Lessons from Turkish-Israeli Normalisation: Just Rhetoric and Realpolitik after all

Posters appeared in public places across Turkey following the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s apology to Turkey over Mavi Marmara, stating that “Israel apologized to...

Turkey secures aid for Gaza: Meanwhile, Kurdish Southeast lies in Ruins

Turkey secures aid for Gaza: Meanwhile, Kurdish Southeast lies in Ruins

*Source: newsweek – Gaza, Occupied Palestine after Operation Protective Edge, summer of 2014 © Turkey secures aid for Gaza: Meanwhile, Kurdish Southeast lies in Ruins Reports...

A solution in Syria? Turkey and the Kurdish Question

A solution in Syria? Turkey and the Kurdish Question

*Turkish troops. Source: Middle East Monitor (file photo) © A solution in Syria? Turkey and the Kurdish Question   Turkey began began laying the diplomatic groundwork...