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Britain's Confusing Kurdish Policy Is Screwing Anti-ISIS Fighters

It's perfectly simple: they're fighting ISIS, who we hate, with the YPG, which is linked to the PKK, who Turkey – who we're selling weapons to – hates.
Norma Costello
8.31.17
Germany

Politics And Terror Could Hurt Turkish Football

Citing security threats and a fraught political situation, German clubs are no longer going to Turkey, their once-preferred winter training camp destination. Will a player exodus be next?
Brian Blickenstaff
12.28.16
News

How It Feels to Be a Dissident in Turkey After the Coup

Government critics are terrified that they'll be removed from their jobs, imprisoned, or worse.
Louise Callaghan
8.1.16
News

'I Have a Bad Feeling About This': My Experience of the Failed Military Coup in Turkey

It's been an absurd and frightening few days in Turkey. This is what it felt like to be there.
David Jegerlehner
7.23.16
News

How Facetime Saved Erdogan from Turkey's Failed Coup

Social media, the very form of communication the Turkish president's earned a reputation for suppressing, came to his rescue during Friday night's chaos.
Anna Nini
7.17.16
News

What's Next for 'Sultan' Erdogan After Friday's Attempted Coup?

We asked an expert on international law about how the failed coup is likely to impact Turkish president Erdogan's hold on power.
ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΚΟΥΚΟΥΜΑΚΑΣ
7.17.16
Stuff

We Spoke to Turkish Shopkeepers in London About Friday's Coup Attempt

What it felt like to go to sleep on Friday without knowing who'd be in charge of your home country when you woke up.
Salma Haidrani
7.16.16
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The Debate About Whether Turkey Is Joining the EU Is Largely Based on Bullshit

The hysteria around Turkey joining the EU ignores two fundamental facts: Turkey doesn't particularly want to join, and couldn't even if it wanted to.
Louise Callaghan
6.1.16
News

What Boris Johnson’s Crappy, Prize-Winning Limerick Tells Us About the Privilege of Power

The man is a fraud.
Sam Kriss
5.20.16
Stuff

A Brief History of the Ancient Law That Makes Satire Illegal

From Popes to Shahs, there's a long story behind the law that might see German satirist Jan Böhmermann prosecuted for insulting Turkey's president.
Matern Boeselager
4.16.16
Photo

Inside Istanbul’s Transgender Community

Micha Barban Dangerfield
4.10.15
VICE News

Istanbul's Gentrification Wars

Meeting Turkey's antigentrification militants – the Revolutionary People's Liberation Front.
VICE Staff
8.11.14
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