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EU Border Office Chief on Refugee Crisis: 'We Should Have No Illusions'

EU Border Office Chief on Refugee Crisis: 'We Should Have No Illusions'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 03, 2016

As head of the EU border agency Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri has one of the hardest jobs in Europe. Tasked with protecting the external borders of the Schengen area, he is keenly aware of just how fragile the zone has become as a result of the refugee crisis. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Unintended Consequences: Merkel's Reliance on Turkey Makes Life Worse for Refugees

Unintended Consequences: Merkel's Reliance on Turkey Makes Life Worse for Refugees

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 31, 2016

Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Turkey to help reduce the number of refugees coming to Europe. But instead of closing its Aegean coast to migrant smugglers, Ankara shut its border with Syria, making it difficult for those threatened by the war to leave. By Peter Müller, Maximilian Popp and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Viewing an Old World with Fresh Eyes: A Visit with Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul

Viewing an Old World with Fresh Eyes: A Visit with Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 29, 2016

Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel-prize winning author, talks about the success of his latest book, "A Strangeness in My Mind," the "crippled" state of Turkish politics and the January terrorist attack in Istanbul, which he could hear from his apartment. By Volker Weidermann more... Comment ]

Striking the Heart of Europe: Turkey's Failed Anti-Extremism Strategy

Striking the Heart of Europe: Turkey's Failed Anti-Extremism Strategy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 15, 2016

This week's terrorist strike on a group of German travelers in Istanbul was an attack on Turkish stability and the West's confidence. Is President Erdogan capable of stopping the Islamic State -- and does he even want to? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Turkish Author Elif Shafak: 'We've Forgotten How to Laugh'

Turkish Author Elif Shafak: 'We've Forgotten How to Laugh'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 10, 2015

Turkish author Elif Shafak sees her country as a "wobbly democracy," increasingly authoritarian, polarized and depressed. And she is disappointed by European silence. Interview by Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Aftermath: Ankara Bombings Leave Turkey More Polarized Than Ever

Aftermath: Ankara Bombings Leave Turkey More Polarized Than Ever

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2015

The terrorist attacks in Ankara have deepened Turkey's political rifts. While President Erdogan is fueling his supporters' hostility to the pro-Kurdish HDP ahead of snap elections, his opponents accuse him of being in cahoots with IS. By Maximilian Popp and Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

To Progress and Back: The Rise and Fall of Erdogan's Turkey

To Progress and Back: The Rise and Fall of Erdogan's Turkey

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2015

No other state has catapulted itself into the future quite as rapidly, nor relapsed back into its dark past as suddenly, as Turkey. First there was modernization, and now the beginnings of a civil war. The country is divided by mistrust and hate. By Hasnain Kazim, Maximilian Popp and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

'We Want a Massacre': Turkish-Kurdish Tensions Escalate as Election Looms

'We Want a Massacre': Turkish-Kurdish Tensions Escalate as Election Looms

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2015

Earlier this summer, tit-for-tat violence between the Turkish government and the country's Kurdish minority began undermining years of peace negotiations. With clashes now intensify, Turkey is in danger of descending into outright civil war. By Hasnain Kazim more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Cynical Game: Is Turkey Creeping Toward Civil War?

Erdogan's Cynical Game: Is Turkey Creeping Toward Civil War?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 31, 2015

Turkish President Erdogan claims to be battling the terrorist Islamic State, but in reality he is mainly fighting against the Kurdish PKK militia. By doing so, he has shown that he is willing to derail the peace process in his country for the sake of clinging to power. By Maximilian Popp and Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Turkey's Demirtas: 'Erdogan Is Capable of Setting Country on Fire'

Turkey's Demirtas: 'Erdogan Is Capable of Setting Country on Fire'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 31, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, leading Kurdish opposition politician Selahattin Demirtas calls for a cease-fire between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Kurdistan Workers' Party. Interview Conducted By Hasnain Kazim more... Comment ]



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