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Turkey 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.
February 18, 2020
Is This the End of Rojava?
The Kurdish region of northeast Syria was autonomous for seven years, but had to ask the Syrian government for protection after an invasion by Turkey.
Chris Den Hond
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 11, 2019
Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance
Trump is inflicting enormous damage with his great and unmatched idiocy. But California continues to dance to its own tune, with a raft of progressive legislation.
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.
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October 8, 2019
Trump’s Syria Pullout Will Destroy the Middle East’s Only Woman-Led Democracy
Betraying Kurdish forces will threaten a thriving model of governance and empower ISIS all over again.
April 23, 2019
The Greek Island That Became an Open-Air Prison for Refugees
A three-year-old EU-Turkey deal has made living on Samos a nightmare, especially for women.
December 28, 2018
Erdogan’s War on Workers
Turkey’s crackdown on dissent extends to the country’s fractured labor movement.
October 17, 2018
Syria Moves One Step Closer to Ending the Civil War
Each player had its reasons for not going forward with a cataclysmic offensive against the last rebel stronghold, in Idlib.
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.