Turkey


Egypt’s Parliament Votes To Lift Term Limits For President

The Egyptian Parliament voted on Thursday to eliminate the constitutional term limit for president, thereby ensuring that Abdel Fatah el-Sisi will be able to remain in office as late as 2034. 485 of 596 lawmakers in the parliament supported this new amendment, illustrating the broad support el-Sisi enjoys in the […]


Syria’s Kurdish Fighters Ready To Help Set Up “Safe Zone”

On Wednesday, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that they were ready to assist in the establishment of a so-called “safe zone” in Northeastern Syria. This declaration followed a tweet issued by the U.S. President, Donald Trump, on Sunday. The President suggested the creation of a safe zone along the Turkish […]


U.S. Invokes Cautious Optimism In A Deal With Turkey Concerning The Protection Of Syrian Kurdish Groups

On January 12th, the United States Secretary of Defence Mike Pompeo reiterated his strong belief that a deal could be struck between the U.S. and Turkey regarding the protection of Syrian Kurdish groups. The comments arrived at the backdrop of Trump’s decision to withdraw large amounts of its troops from […]


Will The Assassination Of Jamal Khashoggi Have Implications On The War In Yemen?

The Yemeni Civil War, described by the UN as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, has largely gone unreported by Western media and unaddressed by governments. The civil war has raged since 2015 when Houthi rebels seized power in the capital, prompting a Saudi-led Sunni coalition to launch a […]


Character Profile: Free Turkey’s Civil Society Philanthropist Osman Kavala

October 18th, 2018 marked one full year since civil society leader Osman Kavala’s unlawful imprisonment in Turkey’s highest security prison. Last Wednesday his lawyers organized a press conference to mark the anniversary, stating their only demand was “justice.” Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and a number of global journalists and […]


Saudi Arabia Suspected Of Murdering Journalist Jamal Khashoggi In Consulate In Turkey

On 2 October , Washington Post journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi entered a Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, hoping to obtain documents for his upcoming wedding. He never came out again. Signs point towards a Saudi attempt to either detain or murder Khashoggi for criticizing Saudi policy. U.S. and Turkish […]