Category Archives: Erdogan

Violence and new tragedy in Turkey

Another horrible picture taken tonight in #Istanbul during protests for #UğurKurt-killed by police in a funeral house http://t.co/PzdNw2RPNd — Murat Çekiç (@muratcekic) May 22, 2014 It has been an ugly month in Turkey.  First, shocking scenes of excessive force and … Continue reading

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Judicial impartiality on Trial

News media reported that Turkish prosecutors have dismissed charges in a major corruption case that has shaken Turkey. Meanwhile the prosecutors who initiated the corruption probe are themselves now subject to an investigation.  Today’s events raise basic questions about what … Continue reading

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Erdogan “I don’t believe in equality between men and women”

What can one say about a leader of state who meets with representatives of women’s organizations and tells them blithely, “I don’t believe in equality between men and women.” In a recent blog for the Huffington Post, Sophia Jones argues … Continue reading

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