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Turkey news and analysis from The Nation
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.
January 11, 2018
Turkey’s State of Emergency
Could the Kurdish issue be the one that ultimately shakes Erdoğan’s seemingly unbreakable grip on power?
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.
November 7, 2017
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.
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October 25, 2017
Iran’s—and Russia’s—Influence Is Growing in Iraqi Kurdistan
Baghdad’s seizure of oil-rich Kirkuk, aided by Shiite militias close to Tehran, has forced the Kurdish government to freeze its independence-referendum results.
September 19, 2017
Trapped: The Desperation of Syria’s Displaced Civilians
By sealing their borders, Syria’s neighbors have blocked the escape routes of millions.
August 11, 2017
Turkey’s Great Terror
Recep Erdogan has turned his country into a gulag state, branding millions of citizens as terrorists.
August 3, 2017
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.
July 13, 2017
Even as ISIL Fades, States of Emergency Are Becoming Permanent
From Egypt to Turkey to France, governments are exploiting the fear of terrorism to seize power.