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Iraqi Kurdistan: A Regional Flashpoint
Professor Vijay Prashad, of Trinity College, explains why Iraq and its neighbors are so concerned about the Kurdish independence referendum that took place on Sept. 25

  October 7, 2017

Turkey's Erdogan Extends Repression to European Critics of His Administration
President Erdogan of Turkey is blackmailing Europe by threatening an influx of refugees, while journalists and activists are being persecuted for criticizing Erdogan in Europe, explains Giran Ozcan of KurdishQuestion.com

  September 21, 2017

Turks Challenge Erdogan's Referendum Result Amid Ongoing Repression
Erdogan's narrow win in the constitutional reform referendum means he feels insecure and therefore continues his crackdown on opponents

  May 6, 2017

Erdogan's Deviant Referendum Manipulations Likely to Undermine His Presidency
The irregularities in Turkey's constitutional reform referendum were numerous and well documented says Conn Hallinan of Foreign Policy in Focus

  April 20, 2017

Turkish Citizens Set to Vote on Referendum Further Centralizing Power in Erdogan's Hands
Trent University lecturer Baris Karaagac says if the 'yes' vote wins, the state will have a limited ability to restrain President Erdogan's heightened executive powers

  March 30, 2017

Erdogan Poised to Consolidate Authoritarian Regime in Upcoming Referendum
Over the past year and a half, we've seen the emergence of an increasingly totalitarian regime centered around one individual who aims to radically shape and transform Turkish society, says Baris Karaagac

  January 31, 2017

Turkey Leads in Jailing Journalists in 2016
Countries are using their own national security laws against journalists who are critical of authorities, says Elana Beiser

  December 14, 2016

Turkey Drifting Away From the European Union
Violence will escalate now that Turkey has left no peaceful space for the Kurdish movement, says Baris Karaagac

  November 6, 2016

Turkey Abandons the European Integration Project in Favor of Extreme Power Consolidation
Turkish media, Kurds and Kurdish supporters, and Gulanists, anyone who gets in the way of this consolidation of power will endure severe state repression says Baris Karaagac

  November 3, 2016

Turkey's Incursion into Syria Will Escalate Conflict with the Kurds
ISIS is likely to retaliate with terrorist attacks in Turkey, says Trent University professor Baris Karaagac

  August 24, 2016

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

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