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Turkey to EU: Forget Refugee Deal If No Visa-Free Travel
Baris Karaagac explains why it's unlikely that Turkey will discard its 60-year-old alliance with the United States in favor of closer ties with Russia

  August 17, 2016

How Erdogan Destabilized Turkey
Vijay Prashad explains how the Turkish pivot towards Russia is propelled by the failure of relationship building with Europe and the war with Syria

  July 29, 2016

Turkey's Night of Long Knives
Scholar Vijay Prashad discusses whether Turkey's failed coup was a false flag operation, a badly botched but real attempt providing Erdogan an opportunity to purge the Turkish state of its secular components - TRNN and Newsclick Joint Production

  July 25, 2016

Erdogan Moves to Consolidate Power After Failed Military Coup
Baris Karaagac and Ariel Salzmann discuss the July 15th coup attempt and say the Turkish president will use the crisis to eliminate all dissent from the judiciary and the military

  July 19, 2016

Erdogan and Turkey in the Terror Net
Vijay Prashad explains how will the recent ISIS terror attack at the Ataturk international airport might affect Turkey's relations in the region, and also discusses Turkey's ambiguous position regarding Russia and the insurgency in Syria - Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production

  June 12, 2016

Turkey's Regional Ambitions Fuel Attacks Within its Own Borders
Baris Karaagac says the Turkish state must give up its aggressive, Neo-Ottomanist foreign policy if it wants to contain terrorist attacks

  June 30, 2016

How Erdogan Consolidates Power in Turkey by Eliminating the Kurds
Baris Karaagac explains the history of the Turkish state's repression of the leftist and Kurdish movements

  June 17, 2016

Erdogan Targeting the 59 Pro-Kurdish HDP Parliamentarians with 445 Police Investigations
Baris Karaagac says Erdogan is continuing to consolidate power by appointing his friend and current Transportation Minister as Prime Minister

  May 23, 2016

Turkey's Intensifying Conflict with Kurds
Prof. Fuat Keyman analyzes the history and background of the recently intensifying conflict between the government of Prime Minister Erdogan and Turkey's Kurds.

  March 22, 2016

Repression in Turkey: Why International Solidarity with the Kurds Is Crucial (2/2)
Political expert Bilhan Tuncel describes the conditions of Turkish Kurdistan under President Erdogan, and calls for international solidarity with the Kurds - E&B News with Kevin Boylan

  March 21, 2016

Turkey's Intentions Behind the Downing of a Russian Jet
Trent University's Baris Karaagac explains why Turkey would risk a close business relationship with Russia and assist Islamic extremists in Syria

  November 25, 2015

AKP Wins Majority in Turkey, but Not Enough Seats To Secure Constitutional Changes
Baris Karaagac of Trent University says the push for constitutional changes in Parliament was a critical issue in this election for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was hoping to institute a Presidential system

  November 1, 2015

Turkish Elections: Will Erdogan Garner a Majority This Time?
Scholar and activist Sardar Saadi says the likely outcomes on Sunday include more seats for the AKP and greater momentum behind the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party

  October 30, 2015

Did Turkish Security Forces Know About Deadly Ankara Attack? (1/2)
Baris Karaagac says Turkey created an environment that has facilitated such acts by ISIS or other terrorist groups within Turkey during the last few years

  October 13, 2015

Did Turkish Security Forces Know About Deadly Ankara Attack? (2/2)
Baris Karaagac says Turkey has facilitated such acts by ISIS or other terrorist groups during the last few years

  October 13, 2015

Pro-Kurdish Party's Offices Attacked as Turkey Escalates Operations Against the PKK
The escalating violence in Turkey prior to the November elections can not be delinked from President Erdogan's goal to weaken the pro-Kurdish HDP party, says Baris Karaagac

  September 11, 2015

Is Erdogan Creating a Perfect Storm to Get His Party in Power?
With escalating violence with the Kurds and the arrest of VICE reporters, Trent University's Baris Karaagac explains how the AKP is appealing to their base

  September 2, 2015

AKP Efforts to Undermine the HDP Will Worsen Kurdish Oppression
Baris Karaagac of Trent University says Erdogan's presidential ambitions are coming in conflict with the political alternative offered by the pro-Kurdish HDP - and it could bring violence to Turkey not seen since the 1990's

  August 7, 2015

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