Archive | May, 2015

A change of political direction is needed to stop the ongoing assault on Turkey’s media

We are in the last two weeks of the campaign for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Turkey and pressure on media outlets and on individual journalists has already reached unprecedented levels. In addition to increasingly draconian and highly-politicized regulatory and legal measures, the governing party politicians are now speaking directly to media bosses from their […]

Turkey and the world must be ready for an unprecedented rise in asylum-seekers

A massive surge in the number of refugees in Europe, the Middle East and in the Southeast Asian seas has made an international reassessment of asylum and migration policies more urgent than before. Changing realities of a global refugee crisis require coordinated and forward looking solutions. While most of our attention is focused on the […]