Turkish-Syrian border: confusion, destruction and grief
When we first met in 2017, the Turkish poet, Mustafa Goren, stood proudly and defiantly next to a monstrous concrete wall built on orders from Ankara. The partition has just […]
Do you want to travel around the Middle East? Think twice!
Do you think it is that simple to travel around the Middle East? Think twice! Ask Palestinians, about trying to get from a point A to a point B […]
Why is Nato Air Force moving from Turkey to Jordan?
People in the Middle East are joking, cynically: “From Incirlik, Turkey to Al-Azraq, Jordan with love.” That is, if they pay any attention to the movement of NATO troops in […]
Towards an endgame?
Turkey makes a decisive move against Kurdish fighters on the border with Syria On January 20, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Turkish forces alongside the Free Syrian […]
Gabriele Del Grande: Italian journalist caught in Erdogan’s authoritarian drive
A few days after the controversial victory of the “Yes” campaign for the Turkish referendum, the authoritarian methods of Erdogan’s government jumped back to the front page of Italian newspapers. […]
Global Empire – Turkey After The Referendum
Tariq Ali introduces a short film shot for The World Today. It was filmed a few weeks ago before Turkey’s Referendum which was passed only yesterday. The main opposition party […]
Turkey and Syria: Blood, Tears and Walls
A Turkish poet, Mustafa Goren, is standing in the middle of a street in the border town of Karkamış. He raises his index finger towards the sky prophetically, then shouts […]
Obama, Kissinger and Nuland: Cyprus 1974 – Cyprus 2017
In July 1974 the US-controlled Athens military junta organized a coup d’état in Cyprus and an assassination attempt against the President of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios. Everything was executed in exactly […]