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...

Is conservatism beating women’s rights?

Is conservatism beating women’s rights?

*Source: Bianet © The legal chaos that has resulted from the multiple arrests and releases of an assailant who attacked a young nurse for wearing shorts...

Turmoil and Troops in the South East

Turmoil and Troops in the South East

*Source: Sertac Kayar -Reuters © Turmoil and Troops in the South East In the last week alone, dozens of people have been killed in the towns...

Interpreting the Oil-painting of Turkey’s relations with Iraqi Kurdistan and its Domestic Kurdish Tapestry

Interpreting the Oil-painting of Turkey’s relations with Iraqi Kurdistan and its Domestic Kurdish Tapestry

*Source: Wiki Commons © Interpreting the Oil-painting of Turkey’s relations with Iraqi Kurdistan and its Domestic Kurdish Tapestry Since the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) overran Mosul...