Trump’s refugee ban: A sign U.S.-Turkey tension will continue

Trump’s refugee ban: A sign U.S.-Turkey tension will continue

He’s only been president for a week, but Donald Trump has already taken a step toward realizing his controversial Muslim ban. On Friday, January 27,...

Corruption and Undemocratic Governance in Macedonia and Turkey:  Same Formula, Different Actors

Corruption and Undemocratic Governance in Macedonia and Turkey: Same Formula, Different Actors

Source: Ostavka na Gorge Ivanov, Facebook  © Corruption and Undemocratic Governance in Macedonia and Turkey: Same Formula, Different Actors  Thus spoke the President… The President...

The Immunity Vote: a Long Road Down

The Immunity Vote: a Long Road Down

*Source: Voice of America News © The Immunity Vote: a Long Road Down  Last week’s vote to remove the immunity of MPs risks hounding the predominantly...

Is the worst yet to come? Coup attempt quake and its aftershocks

Is the worst yet to come? Coup attempt quake and its aftershocks

Protesters defy the military curfew during the coup attempt. *Source: Political Insider © Is the worst yet to come? Coup attempt quake and its aftershocks Even...

Can TurkStream resurrect Turkey-Russia relations?

Can TurkStream resurrect Turkey-Russia relations?

*Source: Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meet at Mabeyn Palace in Istanbul, on October 10, 2016. Source: Metin Pala – Anadolu Agency...

Feminism and the ‘Anti-Social Hera’  A Discussion of Inclusion in Turkey

Feminism and the ‘Anti-Social Hera’ A Discussion of Inclusion in Turkey

*Source: Creative Commons © Feminism and the ‘Anti-Social Hera’ A Discussion of Inclusion in Turkey A couple of years ago a female student came to my...

The Democratic Union Party’s Strategic Gamble:  The PYD, the AKP and Geneva

The Democratic Union Party’s Strategic Gamble: The PYD, the AKP and Geneva

*Source: Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP © The Democratic Union Party’s Strategic Gamble: The PYD, the AKP and Geneva In October and November, the Vienna Process...

The False Promise of Turkish-Style Feminism – or, the Future will be Better Tomorrow

The False Promise of Turkish-Style Feminism – or, the Future will be Better Tomorrow

*Source: Reuters © The False Promise of Turkish-Style Feminism – or, the Future will be Better Tomorrow To mark International Women’s Day, President Erdoğan took to...

“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...