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Erdogan news and analysis from The Nation
March 26, 2021
Students in Turkey Are Standing Up for LGBT Rights
After a newly appointed university official dissolved
University’s LGBTI+ club in January, students across the country launched a nationwide protest movement.
October 18, 2019
Trump’s Support May Be Dwindling, but His Assault on Regulations Continues
The administration is planning to sabotage environmental oversight on public lands, privatize elements of the national park system, and stall the replacement of contaminated drinking-water pipelines.
October 9, 2019
Trump’s Erratic Syria Policy Deserves No Anti-Imperialist’s Cheers
The Middle East mess requires diplomacy, not Trump’s green-lighting of Turkish aggression.
December 28, 2018
Erdogan’s War on Workers
Turkey’s crackdown on dissent extends to the country’s fractured labor movement.
October 11, 2018
Pulp Fiction in Istanbul, or, the Looming Turkey-Saudi Cold War
The disappearance, and probable brutal murder, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Turkish soil could crater an already troubled geopolitical climate.
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September 5, 2018
The Syrian War Is Still Raging, but the Battle Over Reconstruction Has Already Begun
Russia is pushing for Western funding—with little success.
April 25, 2018
Erdogan’s Revenge and the Kurdish Dilemma
After 4,000 years of continuous habitation, there is no Kurdish presence left in Afrin.
February 8, 2018
Turkey’s New Constitutional Crisis Could End the Rule of Law
In refusing to release unjustly detained journalists, the lower courts are aiding President Erdogan’s repression.
January 26, 2018
Showdown in Afrin: Turkey’s Attack on Syria’s Kurds Threatens That Country’s Most Democratic, Pluralist Force
The Kurds have said they will fight to the death before they give up an inch of Afrin.
December 21, 2017
In Turkey, Repression of the Kurdish Language Is Back, With No End in Sight
Since 2015, scores of Kurdish media organizations, associations, language schools, and cultural institutions have been shut down.