Disquiet in a Turkish Fishing Village
Fishermen and other residents of a small Turkish village contend with the country’s growing corruption scandal.
12:00 am • 19 January 2014
Istanbul's Tunnel Across Continents
Urban development has been a consistent focus throughout Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s political career…
3:09 pm • 6 November 2013 • 1 note
The Accidental Syrian Victims of Morsi's Fall
When Morsi fell and the Brotherhood was declared terrorists, Syrians became terrorists, too.
8:34 am • 13 September 2013
Where Egypt's Revolutionaries Are
There’s no poll reflecting the number of Egyptians who support neither the Brotherhood nor the Army nor the interim President.
8:33 am • 13 September 2013
In the Battle for Turkey, Every Headscarf Counts, Slate
On Sunday, June 16, with Istanbuls Taksim Square in a fog of tear gas five miles away, thousands of supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gathered on seaside fair grounds to hear their embattled prime minister speak. For nearly three weeks protesters had filled Taksim and the adjacent Gezi Park, chanting…
12:00 am • 25 June 2013
Water Cannons on Taksim Square, The New Republic
On Saturday night, police move the protesters out. Across the river the next day, the Prime Minister holds a rally.
12:00 am • 16 June 2013
Erdogan's Politics of Polarization, The New Republic
Why is Turkey’s prime minister acting so divisive in the face of the Istanbul protests? Because he benefits from antagonizing the protesters
12:00 am • 11 June 2013