September, 2006 Archive

Southeast Turkey: Ceasing fire. Again.

Speculation has been mounting that the Kurdistan Workers' Party, the PKK, is on the verge of unilaterally declaring a ceasefire....

Article 301: Victory, but beware the nationalist

Only one person has been successfully prosecuted under a law that criminalises insulting Turkishness. Surely it's time to scrap it?...

Article 301: Cracks in the AKP?

Senior figures in Turkey's governing party appear divided over a law that criminalises insulting Turkishness...

Formula One: A deserved punishment

It is right to fine Turkey for its Cyprus stunt, but is it fair for Turkish motorsport to shoulder the burden?...

The Pope, and whether he has a big mouth

Benedict XVI's remarks on Islam ruffle feathers in Turkey too...

Article 301: Release Michael Dickinson

A British artist is in police custody for 'insulting the dignity' of Turkey's prime minister...

Troops to Lebanon: An approval

Ministers were heckled, briefcases were hurled, but Turkey's parliament has voted to send troops to the Middle East...