“In 600 years, probably none of the 36 Ottoman sultans were so arrogant and excessive” as Turkey’s newly elected president. Tarik Günersel questions Erdoğan’s legitimacy in light of corruption accusations.
Iranian poet and novelist Payam Feili was forced into exile in Turkey last month amidst mounting threats against himself and his family, the poet told PEN International and PEN American Center this week. Feili described how [...]
Tarik Gunersel describes the rise of ISIS in the Middle East – “the armed organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” – and how this radical body is feeding into the Turkish PM’s move away from all things secular.
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