Erdogan

Turkish Soldiers in Afrin

Showdown in Afrin: Turkey’s Attack on Syria’s Kurds Threatens That Country’s Most Democratic, Pluralist Force 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.

Jan 26, 2018 / Meredith Tax

Kurds protest in Turkey

In Turkey, Repression of the Kurdish Language Is Back, With No End in Sight 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.

Dec 21, 2017 / Constanze Letsch

Turkish-Human-Rights-Trial-rtr-img

Turkey Is Sliding Deeper Into Dictatorship Turkey Is Sliding Deeper Into Dictatorship

The arrest of noted human-rights defender Osman Kavala marks an escalation in the Erdoğan government’s ferocious campaign against all critics.

Nov 7, 2017 / Constanze Letsch

Turkish Journalists Trial

Turkey’s Great Terror Turkey’s Great Terror

Recep Erdogan has turned his country into a gulag state, branding millions of citizens as terrorists.

Aug 11, 2017 / Juan Cole

US and YPG Military

ISIS’s Days in Syria Are Numbered, but Does Trump Have More Wars to Fight There? ISIS’s Days in Syria Are Numbered, but Does Trump Have More Wars to Fight There?

Both Damascus and Ankara are afraid Washington may establish a long-term military base in the Syrian Kurdish northeast.

Aug 3, 2017 / Juan Cole

US Forces YPG Arms

US Arms Syrian Kurds—and Turkey’s Erdogan Cries ‘Terrorism’ Ahead of Trump Meeting US Arms Syrian Kurds—and Turkey’s Erdogan Cries ‘Terrorism’ Ahead of Trump Meeting

Ankara fears it will help the Kurds form a federal ethnic province in Syria, and thus give the Turkish Kurds ideas.

May 12, 2017 / Juan Cole

Anti-government protests in Turkey after the referendum

After Turkey’s Referendum, the Clampdown Continues—but Activists Pledge Resistance After Turkey’s Referendum, the Clampdown Continues—but Activists Pledge Resistance

“We do not consider these results legitimate and we don’t accept them,” says one opposition leader.

Apr 28, 2017 / Jesse Rosenfeld

YPG and US military

Is Turkey’s War on Syrian Kurds Becoming a War on the United States? Is Turkey’s War on Syrian Kurds Becoming a War on the United States?

President Erdogan seems to believe he can bully Trump into abandoning his allies in the fight against ISIS.

Apr 28, 2017 / Juan Cole

erdogan speech

Trump to Erdogan: Congrats On Your Dictatorship! Trump to Erdogan: Congrats On Your Dictatorship!

The president’s call to Turkey’s increasingly autocratic leader sends an awful message of disregard for democracy.

Apr 18, 2017 / John Nichols

Kurds advocating for the

Turkey’s Fateful Referendum: The Road to Dictatorship? Turkey’s Fateful Referendum: The Road to Dictatorship?

If it passes this Sunday, the country will adopt a presidential system, but without the checks and balances that constrain President Erdogan’s power.

Apr 12, 2017 / Umar Farooq

x