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14 December 2014
On December 13, Istanbul hosted Turkey's first Radical Democracy Urban Encounter. The forum is likely to become a focal point for people wanting to reclaim Turkey's politicised public spaces.
25 November 2014
As Turkish Women Struggle for Freedom from Violence, Their President Tells Them: Give up on Equality
2014 has been another horrendous year for violence against women in Turkey. In this context, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's suggestion women should seek "equivalence" instead of equality has disappointed many.
17 November 2014
Turkish President Recep Erdoğan has been challenging Columbus' discovery of America and promising to build a mosque in Cuba. This is perfect fodder for the country's satirists.
19 September 2014
Doğa Okulu, Turkey's 'School of Nature', is a model of cooperation between activists, local communities and local government. In seven months the school has already done a lot of teaching.
9 September 2014
With homicides against women increasing in Turkey, a female chat show host is taking heat for giving more air time to an overnight wife killer celebrity.
11 August 2014
As Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became Turkey's first popularly elected president, he had a surprise guest to help him celebrate. Kyrgyzstan's president Almazbek Atambayev became an overnight Twitter celebrity in Turkey.
8 August 2014
On August 10, Turkey chooses its president for the first time. There will be three candidates on the ballot, but the national media, seemingly, have already made their choice.
20 July 2014
Anti-Semitism Burning Bright in Turkey After Israeli Attacks on Gaza (and the Government is Fanning the Flames)
Turkish prime minister Recep Erdoğan has never been Israel's biggest fan. Against the background of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, pro-government spokespersons and media outlets are ratcheting up anti-semitism.