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Turkey’s Erdogan Expands Authoritarian Powers with Fascist Coalition Election Victory

June 27, 2018

After 15 years in power, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will serve another 5 years as president of NATO member Turkey. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with activist Aral Balkan about the AKP’s victorious coalition with the far-right extremist MHP, and the implosion of Turkish democracy

Turkey’s Erdogan Allies with Fascists for Election, Repressing Leftists and Kurds

June 18, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formed a coalition with the fascist party MHP for the upcoming snap election. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with scholar Baris Karaagac about Turkey’s economic ills, the AKP’s neoliberal nationalist policies, and the repression of the HDP, leftists, and Kurds

Turkey in Crisis: Understanding the Erdogan/ Gulen Split

January 13, 2014

TRNN Replay: Baris Karaagac: The events of the past two years has plunged Turkey into crisis, pitting two of the country’s most powerful figures and former allies against each other Turkish PM Erdogan and Islamic preacher Gulen, currently in self-imposed exile in the United States

Taksim Square Protesters Charged With Terrorism, Attempting Coup

December 27, 2013

Last week, an indictment was served against 308 of the millions who participated in the demonstrations for a wide range of charges, including belonging to a terrorist group. Lawyers who provided legal aid to protesters and advised them to remain silent during arrests are also being accused of assisting terrorist groups, and a new definition…

Violent eviction of Gezi Park gives rise to “standing protesters”

June 20, 2013

Night of “shocking violence” in Turkey’s major cities results in wave of silent demonstrations

240,000 Turkish Workers Join As Mass Protests Reach More Than 67 Cities

June 4, 2013

Confederation of unions, stage two day strike in solidarity with protestors, against police brutality and for a more democratic Turkey

Turkish Deputy PM Apologizes as Mass Protests Continue

June 4, 2013

Baris Karaagac: Demands for worker’s rights, secularism and more democracy fueling protest movement across Turkey

Youth Will Pay the Price of Austerity

March 27, 2013
Pt2. Stephanie Seguino: Elites profit from “smaller” government while youth unemployment soars

Micromanaging the Syrian Revolution

December 7, 2012
Baris Karaagac: Turkish leadership dreams of a new Ottoman empire and looks to control the Kurds