Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief
Source:BBC news Date:06Jul2017
Turkey’s battle against “terror” reaches the level of paranoia as 12 human rights activists are arrested and reportedly accused of spying. It is sad to report that Turkey now
Saudis Are After the Muslim Brotherhood, and Turkey’s in the Way
To listen to Donald Trump, speaking during his recent trip there, the Middle East splits neatly into opposing camps and it’s obvious which one harbors the good guys. It didn’t take long for that
On the Road With Protesters Marching Across Turkey to Condemn Erdogan’s Purge
Source:New York Times Date:03Jul2017
Foreign press usually dismisses main opposition party CHP as ineffectual and impotent. Chairman Kilicdaroglu’s justice march is finally getting some positive comments. It remains to be
Cyprus reunification talks enter critical phase as leaders submit plans
Source:The Guardian Date:03Jul2017
It has become a tradition to gather in Switzerland or Vienna to cut a peace deal in Cyprus for decades, which never worked. While this the Guardian article vexes optimistic, I retain deep reservations.
The Muslim Brotherhood Is the Root of the Qatar Crisis
Source:The Atlantic Date:02Jul2017
The Qatari Crisis now officially involves Turkey, as one of the demands of the opposing Quartet is the withdrawal of Turkish troops. The deadline is Monday. What will Qatar do?
FT Survey on Turkey
Source:Financial Times Date:29Jun2017
The country’s GDP growth has exceeded expectations, but the administration’s purges against the alleged plotters of last July’s attempted coup — and the president’s increasingly authoritarian
How Much Can One Strongman Change a Country?
Source:The Atlantic Date:28Jun2017
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is thinking about his legacy—and his own mortality. He desires power, but not necessarily for its own sake.
Why Erdogan Is Flooding Turkey’s Economy With Credit
Turkey is rushing $50 billion of loans to almost 300,000 companies…
Latest draft of Turkey’s new national curriculum ‘excludes evolution theory’
Darwin’s theory of evolution has been excluded from the most recent draft of Turkey’s new national curriculum, which will be released following the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the head of the Education
Changing the constitution could end up in freezing EU accession talks
Source:European Parliament Date:20Jun2017
Turkey’s EU accession talks should be suspended if the proposed changes to the constitution go ahead, committee MEPs recommended on Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs note in their annual