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...

Erdogan and the Traitors: Scandal and Protests Threaten Turkey's AKP

Erdogan and the Traitors: Scandal and Protests Threaten Turkey's AKP

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 19, 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing the most difficult challenge of his premiership. Corruption scandals, a weakening economy and a draining battle with the Gülen movement have the leader reeling ahead of important local elections. By Daniel Steinvorth more... Comment ]

Paris Investigation: Tensions Grow over Murder of Kurdish Activists

Paris Investigation: Tensions Grow over Murder of Kurdish Activists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 12, 2014

Did Turkey's secret service order the killing of three Kurdistan Worker's Party activists in Paris last year? Suspicion is growing that it did, and Germany's domestic intelligence agency has curtailed its cooperation with the Turks as a result. By Jörg Diehl, Özlem Gezer and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]

A Brother's Vengeance: The Preacher Who Could Topple Erdogan

A Brother's Vengeance: The Preacher Who Could Topple Erdogan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 09, 2014

The greatest threat yet to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan comes from a former ally. Muslim preacher Fethullah Gülen and his influential followers seem determined to accomplish what the recent protest movement could not: overthrowing the current regime. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Endgame: Corruption Scandal Threatens Turkish Leader

Erdogan's Endgame: Corruption Scandal Threatens Turkish Leader

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 02, 2014

A corruption scandal is expanding into a government crisis in Turkey. The governing party is divided and the political future of Prime Minister Erdogan, with his despotic style of leadership, is in jeopardy. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Post-Lampedusa: Hopes Dashed for New EU Asylum Policy

Post-Lampedusa: Hopes Dashed for New EU Asylum Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 10, 2013

Two months after the deadly shipwreck off Lampedusa, Europe has done nothing to change course on its asylum policy. A new agreement between the EU and Turkey only reinforces the practice of pushing the refugee problem to Europe's periphery. By Jürgen Dahlkamp and Maximilian Popp more...

Turkish Discontent: Gezi Protests Spawn New Party

Turkish Discontent: Gezi Protests Spawn New Party

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2013

The protests that erupted in Turkey in May 2013 saw a local environmental protest bloom into a nationwide pro-democracy movement. A new political party has formed to channel this dissatisfaction into political power, but the hurdles to success are high. By Hasnain Kazim in Istanbul more... Comment ]



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