• Turken Foundation: A Wolf in the Neighborhood

    David L. Phillips The Turken Foundation acquired a property and wants to build a student dormitory at 762-766 Second Avenue in New York City. Turken was registered as a 501(C)3 not-for-profit educational organization by the US Internal Revenue Service in June 2014. According to its web site,

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  • To Transform Turkey, Erdogan Needs Chaos

    Everybody is struggling to understand why Turkish authorities would arrest lawmakers of Turkey’s third largest opposition party unless they wanted another cycle of violence. It cannot be more obvious than this: The latest crackdown on Kurdish politicians is an open invitation to a civil war in

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  • Arrested Turkish Development

    Ankara uses July’s coup as a pretext to crack down on journalism. Another day, another mass arrest in Turkey. At least 13 journalists were taken into custody in predawn raids Monday morning, including Murat Sabuncu, the editor of Cumhuriyet, the country’s leading secular newspaper. That

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  • What Is Next In Turkey?

    AYDOGAN VATANDAS After the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July 15, 2016, the wide-scale purge led by President Erdogan has reached witch-hunt proportions. More than 120,000 people — teachers, military officers, judges, prosecutors, journalists, scholars, functionaries, airline

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  • Turkey’s Intelligentsia Kneels to Erdogan

    SEVGI AKARCESME BRUSSELS — On July 27, just minutes before my flight from Brussels to Newark was due to take off, a United Airlines staff member approached and asked me to leave the plane. I felt humiliated by the unspoken assumptions of nearby passengers, but I was not shocked: I knew that

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  • Turkey’s crisis deepens

    Sushil P. Seth The Turkish government doesn’t do its cause any good by giving a free rein to its paranoia of seeing enemies all around. Gulen’s followers, like others who dare to disagree with Erdogan, are “terrorists.” The tumultuous events in Turkey are a harbinger of worst to come.

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  • Brutal purge shatters illusions of democracy

    The crackdown in Turkey following the coup bid raises more questions than answers, writes Aydin Inal. Turkey is no stranger to military intervention and has lived through dark days following coups. Following the latest coup attempt on July 15, Turks had mistakenly thought that democracy had

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  • How Erdogan blackmailed us over Islamic State

    Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is blackmailing the United States by threatening to withdraw his country’s support for the international coalition against the Islamic State, on grounds that the US did not honour his request to extradite the Islamic Cleric Fethulah Gulen. Membership

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  • Let’s Talk Turkey About Turkey

    REUBEN ABATI I was shocked by the trenchant reaction to my piece on the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey from at least two persons. The piece titled “Nigerians and the Failed Coup in Turkey” (The Guardian, Sunday, July 17) had fetched a mail and direct messages from a concerned Nigerian who

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  • Turkey’s Gulen Demand

    The U.S. shouldn’t extradite the exiled Turk without better evidence. Turkey is demanding that the U.S. extradite Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Islamic leader whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating this month’s failed military coup. “The evidence is crystal clear,” Prime Minister

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  • The largest clampdown in modern Turkey’s history

    YAVUZ BAYDAR A “ping” woke me in early hours of Monday morning. It was a message from a colleague reading: “Signs of a crackdown. Arrest warrant for Nazlı Ilıcak is issued, she is being searched.” This was the witch hunt that many critical journalists who belong to the shrinking

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