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

A New War is Unfolding on Turkey's Eastern Border
Erdogan and the AKP is resuming the war against the Kurds in order to take back control of parliament, and it will make a messy situation even messier and not help defeat ISIS, says Patrick Cockburn, author of "The Rise of the Islamic State"

  July 30, 2015

In Turkey, Kurds See Airstrikes and Protest Crackdowns as Political Revenge
Scholar and activist Sardar Saadi discusses the political context of the recent airstrikes launched by Turkey against the Islamic State and Kurds in Iraq and Syria.

  July 28, 2015

ISIS Attacks Kurds in Turkey...With Tacit AKP Approval?
Scholar and activist Sardar Saadi discusses the political context of the recent ISIS attacks in Turkey.

  July 23, 2015

Turkey Planning Next Move After ISIS Commits Massacre in Kobani
Patrick Cockburn and Baris Kaargaarc discuss recent news that Turkey is considering military intervention in northern Syria

  July 1, 2015

Pro-Kurdish Left Party Garners 13% of the Turkish Vote
The pro-LGBT, multi-ethnic HDP has 80 seats in the new Turkish Parliament and 50% of its delegates are women

  June 14, 2015

Erdogan Loses Parliamentary Majority in Turkey
Edmund Ghareeb, the author of the "The Kurdish Nationalist Movement", says forming a coalition government may not be feasible, therefore, another election could be in the works

  June 9, 2015

Will Turkey's Elections Lead to an Expansion of Presidential Power?
Istanbul-based journalist Dalia Mortada explains how Sunday's parliamentary election could give Turkish President Erdogan a supermajority, and therefore the authority to change the political system to a presidential one

  June 7, 2015

Growing Rift Between US & Turkey Over Arming Kurds
Baris Karaagac: Ankara remains opposed assisting to PKK-linked Kurdish rebels, whom they consider a terrorist organization

  October 24, 2014

Does Turkey Want Kobane to Fall?
Baris Karaagac explains Turkey's position towards the Islamic State

  October 9, 2014

Turkey Joins the War Campaign against the Islamic State
Scholar Edmund Ghareeb explains how the authorization for military force against IS by the Turkish parliament will affect peace negotiations with the Kurds

  October 4, 2014

What Role Is Turkey Playing in the War against ISIS?
Lecturer Baris Kaaragaac says Turkey is trying to manage its response to the Islamic State in such a way to prevent the Kurds from consolidating political or military power

  September 22, 2014

Violent eviction of Gezi Park gives rise to "standing protesters"
Night of "shocking violence" in Turkey's major cities results in wave of silent demonstrations

  June 20, 2013

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