The Caliphate Next Door: Turkey Faces Up to its Islamic State Problem

The Caliphate Next Door: Turkey Faces Up to its Islamic State Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 29, 2014

For years, Ankara has been tolerating the rise of the extremist Islamic State. But now that the jihadists are conquering regions just across the border in northern Syria, concern is growing that Islamist terror could threaten Turkey too. By Katrin Elger, Hasnain Kazim, Christoph Reuter and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Europe's Deadly Borders: An Inside Look at EU's Shameful Immigration Policy

Europe's Deadly Borders: An Inside Look at EU's Shameful Immigration Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2014

Along the frontiers between Spain and Morocco, Greece and Turkey and Hungary and Serbia, the EU is deploying brutal methods to keep out undesired refugees. Many risk everything for a future in Europe and their odysseys too often end in death. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2014

Documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal wide-scale spying against Turkey by America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ. They also show the US worked closely with Ankara to battle Kurdish separatists. By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Michael Sontheimer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Targeting Turkey: How Germany Spies on Its Friends

Targeting Turkey: How Germany Spies on Its Friends

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 18, 2014

For more than a year now, German officials have criticized the US for the NSA's mass spying on Europeans and even Chancellor Angela Merkel. Now, embarrassing revelations show that Germany has inadvertently spied on Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and has also deliberately targeted Turkey. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

One-Man State: Presidential Election Set to Seal Erdogan's Supremacy

One-Man State: Presidential Election Set to Seal Erdogan's Supremacy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 06, 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan began his political career as a democratic reformer. But those days are long gone. His battles against the country's old elite and the demonstrators of Gezi Park revealed his despotic tendencies. Now, he wants to become president. By Hasnain Kazim and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

For Erdogan, or Against Him: Turks in Germany Get the Vote

For Erdogan, or Against Him: Turks in Germany Get the Vote

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 06, 2014

For decades, Turks in Germany weren't able to vote, neither in their homeland nor in their adopted country. Now, Prime Minister Erdogan has changed that in the search for more support. But the Turkish electorate in Germany is torn. By Katrin Elger and Özlem Gezer more... Comment ]

Soma Tragedy: Erdogan Faces Fall-Out From Mine Disaster

Soma Tragedy: Erdogan Faces Fall-Out From Mine Disaster

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2014

Across Turkey, the grief sparked by the recent mining disaster in Soma is spiralling into anti-government outrage. Prime Minister Erdogan could end up paying for his insensitive response to the tragedy if he decides to run for president in August. more... Comment ]

Turkey Mine Disaster: Erdogan Loses His Grip

Turkey Mine Disaster: Erdogan Loses His Grip

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 16, 2014

This week's mine explosion in Soma, Turkey has killed almost 300 people and galvanized the country. Now Erdogan's insensitive outbursts, and a video of him calling a man an "Israeli brute," are spurring widespread anger. An Analysis By Raniah Salloum more... Comment ]

On the Stump: Erdogan Lashes Out at Germany in Search of Votes

On the Stump: Erdogan Lashes Out at Germany in Search of Votes

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 09, 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has been sharply critical of comments made by German President Joachim Gauck about his country's democratic deficiencies. His assertiveness plays well with Turks in Germany, who could be a strong force in the next election. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'A Good Start': Analyzing Erdogan's Genocide Comments

'A Good Start': Analyzing Erdogan's Genocide Comments

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2014

Nearly a hundred years after the mass murder of Armenians by Ottoman soldiers, Turkey's prime minister spoke last week for the first time of the "suffering" of the victims. Turkish-Armenian journalist Hayko Bagdat says Erdogan's words mark a good start. Interview Conducted By Daniel Steinvorth more...



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