60 jurists sign joint letter to address Turkey’s detention of lawyers

Sixty jurists issued a letter on the detention of dozens of lawyers in police raids on Tuesday. The letter is as...

[OPINION] US Isolationism Leads to Globalization of Conflicts and Endless Wars

By Irina Tsukerman* August 30, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In recent years, the common refrain that US involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts...

[OPINION] Demonization of the Gülen movement unfair and baseless

Prof. Mehmet Efe Çaman The Gülen movement is one of two marginalized groups in present-day Turkey along with the with Kurds....

[OPINION] The ‘execution’ of justice in Turkey

Mehmet Tahsin A terrible play had a two-week run at the Turkish parliament. The speaker of parliament, the justice minister and deputies performed...

[OPINION] Third world war?

Ekrem Dumanlı US President Donald Trump, in his latest United Nations speech, implied the biggest fight of our century. According to Trump, “The...

[OPINION] Why is Russia the winner in the S-400 crisis?

Mehmet Efe Çaman You do not have to be a weapons expert to understand that the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles that will be...

[OPINION] The future of Erdoğan and the Kurdish vote

Ekrem Dumanlı Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his party, unable to accept losing the İstanbul mayoral election on March 31, finally...

[OPINION] Ardern and Erdoğan: The difference between greatness and partisanship

Ekrem Dumanlı Politics is like a ladder that consists of four steps. On every step, a politician should pause and mature. If a politician...

[OPINION] Who is behind Erdoğan?

Mehmet Efe Çaman When the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, some soldiers in the...

[OPINION] The time has come for a new EU strategy for Turkey

Mehmet Efe Çaman COOPERATION AND INTEGRATION, two carrots of the European Union, are considered influential and effective policy tools that enable the transformation...

[OPINION] What Ankara’s Kurdish policy in Syria reveals about Turkey’s regime

To better understand Turkey’s Syria policy, particularly toward Syrian Kurds, we must look at historic events. And to better understand...

[OPINION] Writing Turkey a new story

OPINION | MEHMET EFE ÇAMAN I believe that not only people but also countries have stories to tell. I guess Mr....

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