March, 2016 human rights

There will be no winner in this new deal, only losers, and refugees will be the first, writes Aktar [EPA]

Cengiz Aktar

On March 7, the European Union held yet another summit with Turkey on the topic of refugees flooding Europe. The meeting was a follow-up to the first summit of November 29, 2015, as well as countless bilateral and multilateral meetings on the same topic between Turkish, European and EU officials.

Erdogan’s War on Media Enters a New Phase

Aykan Erdemir, FDD Policy Brief
The Turkish government continued its systematic crackdown on independent media today, taking over Zaman, the country’s top-circulation opposition newspaper, and four other outlets owned by the same company. Simultaneously, CNN Türk announced the cancellation of programs by two of its veteran anchors, one of whom recently hosted a former deputy prime minister critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.