February, 2013 Archive

Erdoğan on British press freedom

When a foreign leader descends on the Turkish capital for a working visit, the journalists from that country invariably use the leaders’ joint press conference to ask about...

Talking to the prisoner

Never before has Turkey been so far down the road towards peace with its Kurdish minority. In themselves, negotiations are nothing new. They have been held on-and-off and in...

Turkey’s next election: the CHP’s challenge

To win the next election, Turkey’s opposition party has a mountain to climb Here’s a prediction that won’t astonish anyone: the CHP will not win Turkey’s next general...

The Turkey or the egg?

Consider, if you will, the curious case of Turkey’s ambiguous name. It can mean one of two things. The first is a parliamentary democracy of 75 million squeezed onto the...