Erdoğan’s Gezi moment

Erdoğan’s Gezi moment

*Source: AP via Voice of America  © Erdoğan’s Gezi moment Friday’s astonishing coup attempt was (at least in part) shut down by anti-coup protesters who...

Clinton’s Kurdish dilemma

Clinton’s Kurdish dilemma

*Source: MiddleEast Monitor The evolving Syrian civil war has stimulated a crisis in U.S.-Turkey relations. Tensions grow ever more strained with the news of Turkey’s...

How Fooled We Were: A Reflection on the European Union in ‘Dark Times’

How Fooled We Were: A Reflection on the European Union in ‘Dark Times’

*Source: Diplomat News Network © How Fooled We Were: A Reflection on the European Union in ‘Dark Times’ ‘The Europe’ we know has gone. In fact,...

Turkey’s “Terror Cocktail”: Shaken and Stirred

Turkey’s “Terror Cocktail”: Shaken and Stirred

Source: U.S. News © Turkey’s “Terror Cocktail”: Shaken and Stirred Behind the Red Curtain Turkey’s Terror Plays On Government Playwrights In recent months, Turkey has felt the...

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...