Wednesday, 28 September , 2022

Erdoğan

Towards the end of order in Turkey

Now, even the “pretension” is over. Only a month ago, the last link to democratic rule ended when Ahmet Davutoğlu was removed from the Prime Ministry. Davutoğlu...

Turkish Politics in Flux

Binali Yıldırım has quickly assumed the role of an implementer and declared Erdoğan’s quest for a presidential system as the main goal of his government. In this new period, Erdoğan will dominate the AKParty and the country more than ever, and he will push for a presidential system with all of the tools at his disposal.

Erdogan and the Christians

By Stathis Habibis Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) was built in the 6th century in the then capital of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople, known now as...

Visa – free travel and the “Kurdish problem”

By Robert Fisk Just why is the Sultan of Turkey so impatient to get hold of that visa-free EU travel for his people to visit...

Turkey: “We Need a Religious Constitution”

by Burak Bekdil The new constitution "will emphasize Islam and faith in Allah." — Abdulkadir Selvi, pro-government columnist. "We are a Muslim country. That is why...

Turkey in Crisis

The Davutoglu era is over Should I boast about being prophetic because less than 48 hours ago I informed my editor at Al-Monitor that the...

Neoconservatives against Erdogan

Dear President Erdogan, Welcome to Washington. Your visit comes at a critical moment in U.S.-Turkish relations. Within the past decade, many of Turkey’s friends here were...

A Coup Foretold (Turkey and the Neocons)

We repost the article: “Turkey: Is a Military Coupe Possible?” which was first published on 31 March 2016 By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos Some hours before the Brussels...

Turkey has managed to conflate the refugee crisis and its own...

The EU is at best a shaky construction, but the deal with Turkey brokered by German chancellor Angela Merkel is guaranteed to lead to...

A looming provocation? Turkey, Syria and the refugees

It seems that neither Turkey or Saudi Arabia are very happy with the Obama-Putin agreement in Syria. They are not also happy with the...