Tag Archives: Turkey

Media criticism of Turkish State finally moving to the forefront

After the most recent terrorist attack on Turkish soil inspired or organised by Daesh (Isis/Isil) on 28 June, I once again highlighted the context of Ankara’s long-standing complicity with Wahhabi extremism – in anticipation of understated media attention on the current government in … Continue reading

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The Guardian goes easy on the Turkish State

Just as the Turkish State’s attack on the Kurdish town of Cizre was beginning to get more attention in the Western media, Ankara decided to ease its siege. But while the Guardian reported on the reduction of the curfew in … Continue reading

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Ankara bombing – Turkey’s attempt to justify invading Syria

On 17 February, 28 people – mostly soldiers – were killed by a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital of Ankara. A further 64 were wounded. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu almost immediately tried to pin the blame on … Continue reading

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Cizre, Leyla İmret, & Turkish Democracy

The HDP co-mayor of the Cizre district of Turkey’s Şırnak Province, 28-year-old Leyla İmret, was brought into the world of politics very abruptly at an early age, with her father being killed “before her eyes” by Turkish “security forces” when … Continue reading

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Was a Civilian Killed in Diyarbakir by the PKK?

In response to the civilian death in Diyarbakir, Turkey on September 11 at the hands of suspected Kurdish militants, a comment written by ‘Drew‘ at Vice News sought to place the situation into perspective. The murdered waiter, he said, was just … Continue reading

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Demirtaş to Turkish PM: ‘Prove they were not civilians’

A week on from the start of a Turkish military siege on the city of Cizre, the co-leader of Turkey’s progressive pro-peace party (the Peoples’ Democratic Party or HDP) has insisted today that at least 20 of those killed by … Continue reading

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In Memory of Alan Kurdi, We Must Support Rojava

In memory of the young #AlanKurdi and all the innocent people who have died fleeing from Syria, we must intensify our support for Rojava‘s quest for justice, equality, democracy, and peace. Alan Kurdi’s family fled from the Kobani Canton of … Continue reading

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October 11th in Kobanê (Poem)

Nearly six hundred dead, Since their forces advanced, Border crossing still ours, And resistance our stance, Heavy blows they have suffered, But the news says they’ve won, We shout “rubbish!” We’re here! This has barely begun! Food is rationed, we … Continue reading

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October 10th in Kobanê (Poem)

Fascist forces’ objectives, Civilian homes, As they roam through the streets, Passing rubble and bones, It’s disturbing and messy, Indescribably foul, Debris covering faces, Which lie on the ground, Though their arms are much better, Our spirits our high, So … Continue reading

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October 9th in Kobanê (Poem)

This is no normal war, What they’re seeking is gore, To destroy our lives here, To annihilate all, Each ten minutes that pass, We see shells and bombs fall, Our nerves truly wracked, As they pummel our walls, Their unlimited … Continue reading

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