Turkey

How many Kurdistans?

Kurdistan

Verda Ozer
Will an independent Kurdistan be built in northern Iraq? This question has long hung over our heads. However, in his op-ed for the Washington Post on Feb. 22, Bilal Wahab suggested that this is the wrong question. “How many Kurdistans will be formed? This is the right question to be asked from now on,” he wrote.

How to handle Erdogan's constitutional coup

 Erdogan's constitutional coup


By STEVEN BLOCKMANS AND SINEM YILMAZ

Last year's failed military coup of July 15, which left 241 dead and 2,196 wounded, has become a turning point in Turkey’s political history.
The three-month state of emergency, declared by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the aftermath, has been extended to 12 months.

Turkish court upholds free speech … for Erdogan

Justice Palace Istanbul


The botched coup attempt that rattled Turkey on July 15, 2016, marked a double setback for the country’s democracy. As the academic Vahap Coskun succinctly described it, the failed putsch “was an insurrection against the democratic order by a group that had infiltrated the state. 

Erdogan Exploits Islam For Personal And Political Gain

Erdogan Exploits Islam


This is the third in a series of articles based in part on eyewitness accounts about the rapidly deteriorating socio-political conditions in Turkey and what the future may hold for the country. The first and second articles are available here: First, Second.

Turkey’s Euphrates Shield changed the Syria game

 Euphrates Shield

Murat Yektin
Turkey started its military operation into Syria on Aug. 24, 2016, following a suicide attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH with its Arabic initials, that killed 59 civilians in the border city of Gaziantep on Aug. 20.

Turkey coup defendants deny Gulen affiliation

 Turkey coup defendants


As the first major trials of military personnel accused of involvement in the failed July coup get underway, many people are eager to learn exactly what happened that night.

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