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 Juergen 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 ]

'Turkified': Why I Can Never Be a Proper German

'Turkified': Why I Can Never Be a Proper German

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 07, 2013

Turks make up Germany's largest ethnic minority, and SPIEGEL reporter Özlem Gezer grew up in the port city of Hamburg as a part of this community. She describes herself as a "model immigrant," but explains how Germans have made her feel she could never be one of them. By Özlem Gezer more... Comment ]

Scathing Report: Turkish Kids 'Put in State Care Illegally'

Scathing Report: Turkish Kids 'Put in State Care Illegally'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 18, 2013

Politicians in Ankara have accused several European countries -- including Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands -- of illegally taking children of Turkish origin from their families and putting them into foster care. The children are being alienated from Turkish culture, the report claims. By Hasnain Kazim in Istanbul more... Comment ]

Turkey's Protest Hero: The Standing Man Says More Must Be Done

Turkey's Protest Hero: The Standing Man Says More Must Be Done

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 05, 2013

With his silent demonstration, Erdem Gündüz became the face of the protest movement against the Turkish government. But since then, demonstrators have achieved little. The fight must go on, Gündüz says. By Hasnain Kazim in Istanbul more... Comment ]

'Appalling Milestone': Number of Syrian Refugees Tops 2 Million

'Appalling Milestone': Number of Syrian Refugees Tops 2 Million

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2013

Two and a half years have gone by since the Syrian civil war began. As the world debates the merits of military intervention for the alleged chemical weapons attack last month, the UN now says that more than two million have fled the country. more... Comment ]



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