Turkey


United Arab Emirates Denies Washington Post Report On Hacking Of Qatar News Agency

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied The Washington Post’s report that claims it was behind the hacking of the state-run Qatar News Agency in May, which has resulted in one of the worst diplomatic crises for the Arab Gulf in decades. In May, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad […]


EU-Turkey Deal Is A Violation Of Human Rights

The Syrian-Turkish border has been closed for over 2 years. Yet, with the Syrian-Jordan border seriously restricted, Lebanon saturated with refugees, and the war extending into Iraq, asylum seekers are desperate to reach Europe. Over the last two years, however, the European governments have taken increasingly controversial measures to ensure the […]


The ‘Silent Crisis’ Of Mental Illness Among Asylum Seekers In Europe

A report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) has brought to light the severity of the psychological traumas being suffered by asylum seekers in the European Union. Suicide attempts, self-harm, aggression, anxiety, and depression were found to be endemic among those contained in camps on Greek islands, particularly among young […]


Commemorating The One-Year Anniversary Of Turkey’s Failed Coup

Tens of thousands of people assembled on Saturday at a rally in Istanbul, commemorating one year since Turkey’s failed military coup. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressed the crowd and vowed to “chop off the heads” of those involved in the coup, Al Jazeera reports. The national unity march converged […]


Erdogan’s Bodyguards “Not Welcome” At G20 Summit

Germany released a warning to Turkey that certain members of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s personal staff are not welcome at the G20 summit in Hamburg after a brawl erupted between Erdogan’s security team and protesters in Washington D.C. The G20 summit is a global convention of the twenty […]


Division In The Gulf States

Tension has occurred in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting Islamist terrorist groups including ISIS, al-Qaeda and The Muslim Brotherhood. They believe such action impinges on their security and stability. Diplomatic links have been closed, Qatari citizens living in […]


Defending Human Rights Is Not A Crime: Activists Detained By Turkish Government

Last week, eight human rights activists were detained without cause while attending a digital security and information management workshop at a hotel in Buyuada, Turkey, as a result of a raid conducted by security forces. These activists were all relatively high profile, and the group included members of Women’s Coalition; […]


Cyprus Reunification Peace Talks Resume

The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday, June 28th to resume peace talks to resolve the four decades-long dispute dividing Cyprus. Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci will be joined at the Swiss mountain resort of Crans-Montana by the foreign ministers of the three guarantor powers […]