Turkey

07.08.2016

The story behind post-coup siege mentality in Turkey

The story behind post-coup siege mentality in Turkey

Turkish politicians and media were quick to blame the West for the failed July 15 coup. The idea that world powers have designs on Turkey has been around for over a century – and it’s not totally without basis. In the weeks since the July 15 coup, Turkey’s government has… »

03.08.2016

Open letter on the attempted coup in Turkey

Open letter on the attempted coup in Turkey

To: Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission To: Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Dear HR/VP Federica Mogherini, Dear Secretary General… »

30.07.2016

Independent perspectives on Turkey

Independent perspectives on Turkey

  Independent perspectives on Turkey By TFF Associates  Turkey is a NATO member, the second largest militarily. It hosts 50 nuclear weapons at a base about hundred kilometres from the Syrian border – ISIS territory. Each of these has a capacity 10 x the Hiroshima bomb. Great to have them there… »

24.07.2016

Islamists at War in Turkey

Islamists at War in Turkey

Last week witnessed what may be the last act of an unfolding struggle between two major Islamic movements in Turkey. Turkish president and leader of the AKP party Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused exiled Islamic leader Fethullah Gülen of plotting the failed coup against the government. Immediately thereafter Erdogan has unleashed… »

20.07.2016

Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

Coup In The Mad Sultan’s Palace An article published in March on the American Enterprise Institute’s website titled Could there be a coup in Turkey?, considered the possibility of a military coup transpiring in Turkey. Its author, David Rubin, explains Turkey’s predicament: The situation in Turkey is bad and… »

18.07.2016

Turkey: people power, the media and a change in tone

Turkey: people power, the media and a change in tone

Like most viewers, I watching the events in Turkey unfold on television from Friday July 15 and the snatches of scenes not really telling the full story but giving an idea of what was taking place, especially with the word military coup getting aired. Quite disturbing. Not particularly aware of… »

18.07.2016

Turkish Human Rights organisations: “We are against any kind of coup d’état and anti-democratic practices”

Turkish Human Rights organisations: “We are against any kind of coup d’état and anti-democratic practices”

On the 15th of July 2016, there was an attempt to stage a coup d’état in Turkey. There is still the danger of a coup d’état. Many civilians, soldiers and police officers have either lost their lives or have been injured as a result of violence and clashes during this… »

21.06.2016

What If Turkey Drops Its “Human Bomb” on Europe?

What If Turkey Drops Its “Human Bomb” on Europe?

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 19 June 2016 (IPS) – Will the rapid–though silent escalation of political tensions between the European Union and Turkey, which has been taking a dangerous turn over the last few weeks, push Ankara to… »

18.06.2016

Feminism in Turkey: an interview with Denise Nanni

Feminism in Turkey: an interview with Denise Nanni

Milena Rampoldi of ProMosaik interviews Denise Nanni who, in 2014, wrote a thesis under the auspices of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Sociology and Communication in Rome about the politics of female empowerment in the Muslim world, focussing on Turkey. Denise now lives in Istanbul where she works in the… »

19.04.2016

Ebru art and cultivating ‘musk’

Ebru art and cultivating ‘musk’

We conducted a short interview with renowned Turkish Ebru artist Atilla Can about UNESCO’s celebration of his work, and appreciate his cooperation. Here my video about the three Ebru artists we have interviewed up to now [readers unfamiliar with Ebru can think marbling, the swirling decorative art once commonly used for book… »

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