Archive | August, 2015

Mutual destruction of prospect for peace in Turkey

Our worst nightmare is realized. Turkey’s so called “synchronised war on terror”, against ISIS and the Kurdish insurgency may have by-passed the militant Islamists, but Turkish air strikes on PKK hide-outs in northern Iraq and the campaign in the south-east have pushed the country into a spiral of violence. The Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) which […]

Turkey’s new fault lines – which side are you on?

In Turkey, President Erdoğan and his caretaker government’s authoritarian turns are worrying enough but the present explosion of nationalism, hatred and bigotry in society is even more disturbing. After the 12 year-long rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), with its leaders orchestrating antagonism towards their political opponents, Turkey has already become a deeply […]