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.
The Constitutional court in Turkey ruled PM Erdogan’s actions illegal, after the two week period in which he banned Twitter. In today’s curated cartoon, Artist Osvaldo Gutierrez depicts the iconic social media symbol escaping its former clutches.
Tarik Günersel offers a pre- through post-election look at recent events that transpired in Turkey. Tarik also lays out some key Erdoğan “moments” during the election process, which provided great fodder for media outlets around the world.
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