Archive | October, 2016

How many more red lines can Turkey cross?

Monday’s raid on the country’s oldest independent newspaper, Cumhuriyet, and detentions of 18 of its executives and journalists, will be remembered as a watershed moment for Turkey. It was the latest in the relentless crackdown and systematic purge of opposition, following a weekend of two new executive decrees, shutting 15 more Kurdish media outlets, sacking […]

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”. […]