Artist Kaya Mar with his satirical portrait Erdoğan, the Turkish Sun King – after France’s absolute monarch Louis XVI.

How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights

Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz summarize the twists and turns that landed Turkey where it is today.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Turkish riot police crack down on people protesting against the purge of academics, outside Ankara University.

From lectern to prison

İştar Gözaydın was a professor of law and politics in Turkey. Until her government decided she was a terrorist. She tells her story.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
A portrait of Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) female leader Bese Hozat.

‘Freedom can’t be contained by a wall’

In an explosive interview to New Internationalist, the Kurdish female leader Bese Hozat opens up about peace, the party’s view on the region and the independence referendum in South Kurdistan, and accuses Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the West to have incubated Isis. By Karlos Zurutuza.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017
Turkish military stand guard near the Taksim Square as people wave with Turkish flags in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 July 2016.

Turkey in turmoil

Turkey’s president exploits the recent attempted coup against him to crack down on opponents. Chris Brazier reports.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

Southern Exposure: Sudeep Lingamneni

Alice Melike Ülgezer’s Kurdish body art photographed by Sudeep Lingamneni.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Refugees wait outside a police station which serves as their registration centre, Aug.15, 2015, in the town of Kos at the southeastern Greek island of Kos.

‘The best help comes from simple, solidarity movements’

Afghan refugee organizer Yonous Muhammadi speaks to Marienna Pope-Weidemann and Samir Dathi in Athens, Greece.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

The EU-Turkey summit exposes our inhumanity to refugees

Open and democratic societies cannot be built on fear and hatred, writes Nick Dearden.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
The end of satire, Erdoğan-style (see: ‘Sense of humour’).

Worldbeaters: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s president is one of the political class’s more humourless and intolerant specimens.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Battling for Turkey's green spaces

Battling for Turkey's green spaces

One of Istanbul's few remaining green spaces is now at risk, says Nick Ashdown.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

And finally... Elif Shafak

Best-selling author Elif Shafak on Twitter, Turkey and making peace with her fears.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Clockwise from top left. A boy releases his racing pigeons from the high walls above the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir; a young shepherd tending his flock near the Iraqi border; a shop on the outskirts of Istanbul selling clothes bearing the logo of ISIS/Islamic State; a passionate moment during the filming of a popular TV drama, with the Bosphorus Bridge illuminated in the background; a demonstrator poses in front of a burning barricade built to stop police reaching Taksim Square during the anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul in 2013.

Country profile: Turkey

Samantha North assesses a country with a volatile mix of cultural, religious and political influences.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Denied a voice: Kurds such as these women, who fled their village when it was attacked by the Turkish army, have long faced linguistic, as well as cultural, oppression.

'They nicknamed me Terrorist'

For decades Kurds in Turkey were banned from using their own language. Do recent government concessions reflect a genuine change of heart? Naila Bozo investigates.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
Tortured for 'refusing to kill'

Tortured for 'refusing to kill'

A conscientious objector from Istanbul was beaten with sticks until he passed out

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
The Equality Effect August, 2017
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
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