Turkey, the foreign media and black propaganda

On the day Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish troops and air-power, captured Dabiq from Islamic State, and hours before two separate a suicide attacks killed three police officers and injured several people in the city of Gaziantep, the state-run Anatolian News Agency came up with the headline: “Turkish PM slams foreign media’s coverage of Turkey”. […]

Turkey’s sweeping crackdown is not purely domestic

President Erdogan’s time-tested method of simultaneously entrenching authoritarian politics and unleashing a wave of nationalism is once again upon us. First, The National Security Council called for an extension to the three-month long state of emergency introduced after the failed coup in July; then the President has suggested that extraordinary measures were still necessary for […]

What is it the world does not understand about Turkey?

Two months and ten days after the July 15th bloody coup attempt, there is almost no doubt anymore about the seriousness of the attack on Turkey’s constitutional order and its elected government.  All international institutions and high-level officials have unambiguously condemned the failed coup and reiterated their support for the legitimate leadership of Turkey.  The […]