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The road to recovery: Old Damascus has a long history of rising from the...

By Ataa Alsalloum, University of LiverpoolAs a Syrian architect, my enjoyment is complete when I wander through the districts of Old Damascus. I used to...

‘Banned from our own lives’: intellectuals mourn the Turkey that once was

By Çağla Aykaç, University of Geneva I write life for those who can catch it in a breath, in an exhale. Like one picks a fruit...

The folly of referendum: ‘it will be over soon’

By Yvo Fitzherbert and Mirko Turunc*On 16 April, Turkey will vote on a referendum due to define Turkey’s future parliamentary system. Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Ahwazi Arabs in Iran resisting against political and ecological state suppression

By Rahim Hamid*Hundreds of Ahwazi Arabs led a demonstration in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday in solidarity with the...

Turkey’s constitutional reform: The PKK’s referendum campaign

By Giran Ozcan*The Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) is not a legal political party in Turkey. Interestingly, however, this has never got in the way...

Is Turkey trapped in al-Bab?

By Giran Ozcan*Turkey’s Euphrates Shield operation started on 24 August last year when its army crossed into Syria via the border town of Jarablus....
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What did CIA Director Mike Pompeo tell Turkey?

By Giran Ozcan*Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s pick to head the country’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), was in Turkey for his first official visit to...

A new constitution for Erdogan’s ‘New Turkey’

By Alev Yaman*In November 2002, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in Turkey with a promise of change....

Constitutional reform in Turkey: who’s voting what?

By Ozenc Eren*The Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party’s (MHP) joint bill to reform the Turkish constitution was approved in parliament...

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