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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 28, 14

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

  October 10, 14

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 5, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

PM Erdogan orders end to protests in "24 hours"
Protesters are met with new wave of police brutality, as thousands of lawyers join demonstrations

  October 3, 14

Police Attack Union Strikes in Ankara
The day before PM Erdogan returns, police crack down on peaceful workers' demonstrations in solidarity with Gezi protesters

  October 3, 14

Turkish Deputy PM Apologizes as Mass Protests Continue
Baris Karaagac: Demands for worker's rights, secularism and more democracy fueling protest movement across Turkey

  October 3, 14

240,000 Turkish Workers Join As Mass Protests Reach More Than 67 Cities
Confederation of unions, stage two day strike in solidarity with protestors, against police brutality and for a more democratic Turkey

  October 3, 14

Why Turkey Wants Normalization with Israel
Baris Karaagac: Israeli apology is a propaganda victory for Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan; NATO member Turkey needs Israeli alliance to solidify role as regional power broker

  October 3, 14

Jailed Kurdish Leader Calls for End to Armed Struggle Against Turkey
Baris Karaagac: If deal proceeds it will strengthen Turkey's regional role and give civil rights to Kurds

  October 3, 14

Turkey - Angry Rhetoric but Real Cooperation With Israel; Relations with Iran Deteriorate
Baris Karaagac: In spite of harsh words, Turkey has strategic partnership with Israel but relations with Iran worsen since conflict in Syria

  October 3, 14

Why are Senior Turkish Generals Headed to Jail?
Baris Karaagac: The arrest and conviction of many senior military officers represents a move by the ruling party to change the makeup of the Turkish elite

  October 3, 14

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