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Erdoğan vs. the Central Bank

The victory of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in three consecutive elections is usually attributed to the country’s impressive …

Ankara’s Bad News

The release on Thursday of thirty-two Turkish truck drivers kidnapped by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in …

Turkey’s Game-Changer?

There have been a lot of positive reactions to the news that Turkey’s secular opposition have joined with nationalists to …

Istanbul’s Open-Air Studio

“Every time I go back, whole neighborhoods are different,” says Beyza Boyacioglu. Boyacioglu, a Turkish filmmaker trained at the School …

New Representatives for Turkey’s Kurds

Turkey’s biggest Kurdish-majority city, Diyarbakır—designated the “heart of Kurdistan” by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)—has witnessed hundreds of pro-PKK …

Turkey’s Kurdish Lifeline?

The tug-of-war between Iraq and Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, over control of the autonomous region’s oil reserves seems …