Tagged: Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2003. They moved the country away from secularism and towards conservative Islamic rule. (Photo: Wikimedia commons).

It’s an Emergency! (Or is it?)

Erdoğan’s referendum isn’t about a strong or secure Turkey, it’s about friends, enemies and power-grabbing. To understand Turkey’s state of emergency and recent referendum it’s worth looking to Carl Schmitt. He remarked: “Sovereign is...

Turkish tanks amassed on the Turkey-Syria border. (Photo: News Treasure)


After numerous recent terror attacks on its soil, Turkey has finally decided to take a more active role in the Syrian Civil War. This move is welcomed by many, but is not without its...

Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station, 4 September 2015. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov)

Tipping Point

David Cameron devoted copious amounts of time to negotiating the terms of his insignificant EU deal, yet with public concern growing over the worsening refugee crisis, perhaps his focus should have been elsewhere As...

Recep Erdoğan, President of Turkey and former leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) (Photo: Guardian)

Turkey’s Troublesome Turn

Turkey is heading down a dangerous path. What happens next will have significant implications, not just for the Turkish people, but for anyone that wants a future of peace and freedom. Turkish politics has...

Russian warplanes have gone into action in Syria not merely to hinder Isis but to rebuild President Assad’s regime and destroy all remaining opposition. (Photo: BBC)

Cry Havoc! And Let Slip The Bear Of War!

Russia has begun conducting air strikes in Syria, but the West should not stop them. Assad’s removal is no longer possible. The last month has seen Vladimir Putin’s Russia begin a campaign of airstrikes in...

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