Ankara Shouts out for Solidarity

Ankara Shouts out for Solidarity

*Source: All photos belong to the author © Ankara Shouts out for Solidarity Over the last few months, long-term and consecutive curfews have been declared across...

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s Borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Two: Human Rights

Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s Borders and Three Questions about European Values Part Two: Human Rights

*Fence building at Macedonia-Greece border, photo by Boris Grdanoski from Associated Press © Mutual Hypocrisy at the EU’s Borders and Three Questions about European Values Part...

Does the EU-Turkey deal spell the end of the Convention on Refugees?

Does the EU-Turkey deal spell the end of the Convention on Refugees?

Source: BBC ©  Does the EU-Turkey deal spell the end of the Convention on Refugees? How the deal contradicts international refugee law, and what that means...

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...