Monthly Archives: Eylül 2016

Doğangate: How Turkey’s biggest media group kneels before President Erdoğan

Is it fair to say, that the destiny of Turkey darkens by every that that passes? I know reading like this leave you with a sense of gloom but, by all accounts, we observe now the country’s story, which once … Okumaya devam et

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U.S. – Turkey on a collision course over the role of Syrian Kurds against ISIS

Turkish President Erdoğan, it seems, will stop at nothing to assert his will on all matters, regardless of the level of frictions it causes with his friends and foes. Once more he was at his most extroverted mode, as described … Okumaya devam et

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AKP’s ‘Bicycle ride’: Why President Erdoğan will not lift the emergency rule

Who lies behind the bloody coup attempt? No matter how hard President Erdoğan tries, convincing the world does not seem easy. ”It is ‘FETO’ and that person who lives in Pennsylvania” he said in New York, where he is for … Okumaya devam et

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Turkish journalists now queue for jail: ‘We are not afraid, we will criticize…’

Update: An arrest order was issued Thursday night on Ahmet Altan, who was released after almost two weeks in police custody. Another dark page in the post-coup Turkey was unfolded early Thursday morning, with the Kafkaesque trial of two prominent … Okumaya devam et

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Turkey in darkness: Torture is back, as the political prisoners grow in numbers, constantly

When it’s about Turkey, some things don’y change. Ever. They don’t change in their own ways. They keep coming back, in their own monstrous ways. This is what we now witness in the case of Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, two … Okumaya devam et

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It’s Turkey’s very ‘elite’ that’s the significant part of the problem

Is Turkey’s elite part of the problem, or the solution? This one is, definitely, part of the big question we are facing about the case of Turkey. It’s the one I’ve had time to think about, even more than before … Okumaya devam et

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With AKP’s hardening tactics, Turkey’s Kurdish issue approaches a boiling point

All the signs are, Turkey’s bleeding, unresolved Kurdish issue this time comes to a boiling point. Current emergency rule, put into effect July 21 – a week after the bloody coup attempt – had already from day one raised the … Okumaya devam et

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Orhan Pamuk: ‘There is no more freedom of opinion in Turkey!

Now, it is Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan’s turn. One after another, every democrat in Turkey who dissent, is locked up in jail. Everything in Turkey, these days, takes place out in the open. The post-coup crackdown has been widening … Okumaya devam et

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I’m simply a journalist, thus a ‘criminal’; and here’s how

  If you happen to be a journalist in Turkey, the price you pay for its defence, for insisted integrity can never be high enough. Your everyday pursuit of the truth is a stroll on a minefield, and even if … Okumaya devam et

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Orden de detención: ‘Sabía que llegaría mi turno’

Here is my piece for El Pais, on my arrest warrant and house search: Ligeramente aliviado porque, al menos, el registro se había llevado a cabo de forma correcta, llamé a mi esposa, que estaba en la costa del Egeo … Okumaya devam et

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