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....

“Why is there no Sea in Ankara?”

“Why is there no Sea in Ankara?”

A stencil of executed revolutionary Deniz Gezmiş close to Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara. *Source: Piero Castellano © “There was, they hanged him” “Why is there no...

Gaziantep Bombing Drives a Wedge Between Turkey and the Kurds

Gaziantep Bombing Drives a Wedge Between Turkey and the Kurds

*Source: BiaNet Gaziantep Bombing Drives a Wedge Between Turkey and the Kurds 54 people were killed and scores wounded in a suicide bombing at a...

Decrypting Erdoğan’s Palestine policy

Decrypting Erdoğan’s Palestine policy

*Source: The Commentator © In the ever shifting sands of Middle Eastern politics and conflicts, even dramatic changes in policy orientation come as little surprise. Nevertheless,...

Tea Jokes and the Collapse of AKP – HDP Relations

Tea Jokes and the Collapse of AKP – HDP Relations

*Source: Haber soL © Tea Jokes and the Collapse of AKP – HDP Relations The past two weeks have witnessed an escalating animosity between the ruling...

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders: Three Questions about European Values

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders: Three Questions about European Values

*Migrant routes into Europe, Source: Daily Sabah © Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s borders: Three Questions about European Values This is the first in a three-part...

An Overview of EU – Turkey Refugee Crisis Negotiations

An Overview of EU – Turkey Refugee Crisis Negotiations

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (L), European Council President Donald Tusk (C) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker address a media conference at an EU-Turkey...