Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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

Erdogan Accelerates Attacks on Syria and Iraq in Lead-up to Turkish Election

June 20, 2018

Turkish President Erdogan is escalating military intervention in northern Syria and Iraq as the snap election approaches. Scholar Baris Karaagac says this is part of a political strategy to unite right-wing nationalist forces. It is also a continuation of a decades-long war on Kurds

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

Ekrem Ekici on Turkey

June 5, 2018
Turkey has grown closer to Russia, despite their differences over Syria and NATO. Political analyst Ekrem Ekici says this growing alliance is based on natural gas exports and the sale of weapons systems like the S400
Turkey’s Lira in Free Fall - Erdogan Calls Snap Election (Pt 1/2)

Erdogan Calls Snap Election

May 28, 2018
In the coming economic crisis, combined with political repression under emergency rule, President Erdogan is expected to consolidate power without much opposition. We speak to the co-editor of Rupture Magazine

Iraqi Kurdistan: A Regional Flashpoint

October 7, 2017

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

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