Archive | February, 2015

Failure to stop ISIS-bound girls has soured Turkey-UK relations

Turkey may have reinforced its border controls on the Syrian frontier in recent months but the consequences of its previously laissez-faire attitude towards anti-Assad Islamist fighters are starting to catch up. Confirmation of the three British teenage schoolgirls’ arrival in Syria after flying to Turkey last week showed that individuals intending to join the Islamic […]

The job of Turkey’s opposition is harder than you think

The Turkish general elections, scheduled for June 7, may seem a long way away but this week’s high-profile resignations of several bureaucrats with intentions to run for parliamentary seats have already started the ball rolling. The Supreme Election Board announced the eligibility of 31 political parties to contest the Parliament’s 550 seats. A winning party […]