Tayyip Erdogan

Voices

Turkey's Government Crackdown on Journalists and Social Media Has Crippled Freedom of Speech

Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, benefited from Twitter and Facebook but used his power to silence critics and journalists.
Alice Rowsome
3.8.18
Syria

Turkey is shelling U.S.-backed forces in Syria

Turkish troops shelled Kurdish militia forces based in an enclave in northern Syria Friday, as Turkey defied U.S. calls for restraint.
Greg Walters
1.19.18
Voices

Activists Are Fighting to Free Turkey's Jailed Human Rights Defenders

More than 50,000 people have been jailed by the Erdoğan regime after a failed coup, but international activist groups want the immediate release of ten human rights defenders.
Alice Rowsome
8.18.17
nba

Enes Kanter Laughs Off Reports of Turkish Arrest Warrant

"Hahaha" the Turkish NBA star wrote in a tweet regarding reports that Turkey put out a warrant for his arrest, adding "I will... spit on your ugly, hateful faces."
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.26.17
LGBTQ

How LGBTQ Turks are Preparing for a History-Making Constitutional Vote

If Turkey's constitution is amended on April 16, nationalism could rise—and the already imperiled queer community may bear the brunt of what follows.
Lorena Rios
4.13.17
middle east

Turkey says its 'anti-Americanism' depends on US response to extradition request for cleric

Ankara is not compromising on its request that the United States extradite Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is in Pennsylvania, and who Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his allies blame for orchestrating last month's attempted coup.
VICE News
8.13.16
Europe

Turkey's ruling and opposition parties staged a huge post-coup rally Sunday

The rally came as rights group Amnesty International said it had received credible evidence of detainees being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, since the coup attempt.
VICE News and Reuters
7.24.16
Stuff

We Spoke to Turkish Residents 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
Europe

Investigation underway in Istanbul airport attack that killed 41 people

The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, with investigators focusing on Islamic State militants as suspects.
VICE News and Reuters
6.29.16
middle east

Turkish troops killed 7 adults and 4 children as they tried to flee Syria on Saturday

Turkey, a major sponsor of groups fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has closed its borders to Syrian refugees.
VICE News and Reuters
6.19.16
Europe

Turkey is Super Pissed That Germany's Parliament Just Voted to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Turkey recalled its ambassador to Germany on Thursday in protest against a German parliamentary resolution declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a "genocide."
VICE News
6.2.16
VICE News

Explosion in Turkish Capital Kills Dozens Near Ankara's Main Transit Hub

The car bomb attack killed at least 32 people at the crowded transport hub on Sunday and wounded at least 75 more, the second such attack in the administrative heart of the city in less than a month.
VICE News and Reuters
3.13.16
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