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How to Fix Turkey's Fall From International Favor

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2015 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The world wants Turkey to be back on the international trade and regional diplomacy track, but that's only possible if corruption and crackdowns discontinue. The biggest obstacle, at this point, to a lasting and successful Erdogan presidency is Erdogan himself.

Turkish Cop Faces Jail For 'Woman In Red' Photo

Posted 07.02.2014 | World

The Turkish police officer who tear-gassed a woman at last year’s Gezi protests, an image that became a symbol of the government’s heavy-handed re...

Turkey In the Coming Months: Development and Progress

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Ege Ozyegin

The Occupy Gezi Movement demonstrated a few key issues about Turkey that need attention and deserve some critical thinking.

Turkey's Egyptian Overtures: Why Does Erdogan Care?

Somdeep Sen | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Somdeep Sen

The Gezi Park protests have not only collated the oppositions' sentiments that have aggregated since Erdogan took office in 2003, but also rendered his status as the unequivocal leader of all of Turkey as an empty shell.

Death Toll In Turkish Protests Rises To 5

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's parliament banned a union from approving construction projects, with opposition parties saying Wednesday the group of archi...

Turkey Probing Social Media Posts That Insulted Officials

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish authorities are investigating people who allegedly insulted state officials or incited riots on social media, the deput...

Not a Turkish Spring, but a Call for Democracy From the Youth

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Ege Ozyegin

Now the world can see that Ankara has been concealing large amounts of unrest and it is clear that Turkey was actually not a successful democracy model for Middle Eastern countries. Can Islam and democracy be practiced side by side?

At Least 20 Turkish Protesters Arrested

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish police on Tuesday detained at least 20 people allegedly involved in violent protests, as the country's prime minister c...

Obama, Erdogan Discuss Turkish Protests

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

President Barack Obama spoke to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the importance of free expression, following days of violence in ant...

How Did Protesters in Turkey Get Labeled 'Terrorists'?

Gizem Akyil | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Gizem Akyil

The protests that cannot be diminished by the words of the prime minister, the governor of Istanbul, or others, who simply called the protesters "terrorists." Nor can it be understood by simply comparing it to the Arab Spring.

Turkish PM Praises Police 'Heroism' Amid Protests

AP | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's prime minister has brushed off criticism by human rights groups and some European countries, insisting police officers...

Taksim Square: The Business of Revolution

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Dimiter Kenarov

It all started over a proposal for a new shopping mall. It is not that people in Istanbul are not used to them. After all, the city is home to the famous Grand Bazaar, the grandfather of all malls, founded in 1461. But even peaceful commerce, taken to extremes, can fire back.

Turkish Police Detain 13 More In Protest Raids

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's state-run agency says police have detained 13 more demonstrators suspected of involvement in violence during protests ...

PHOTO: Liberty Leading The People

Posted 06.19.2013 | World

When life imitates art: The powerful composition of Eugene Delacroix's landmark painting "Liberty Leading The People" and a photo of protesters in Ist...

'Standing Man' Protest Spreads Across Turkey

Agence France Presse | Karim Talbi | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

A man stood still in Istanbul's Taksim Square: silent, staring straight ahead, he had not moved for hours.His peaceful action, on the square that poli...

Turkey To Strengthen Police Powers To Deal With Protests

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's prime minister on Tuesday brushed aside international criticism over his government's crackdown on widespread demonstr...

The Halil Connection: The Story of Gezi Park

Connor Ryan | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Connor Ryan

For the past two weeks Turkey has been experiencing what could best be described as a movement somewhere on the spectrum between "Occupy Wall Street" and the "Arab Spring." But it will not result in a popular revolution of the government, nor will it be remembered for achieving anything but attention.

Is Russia Pivoting to Turkey?

Shai Franklin | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Shai Franklin

Recent developments and atmospherics may presage closer cooperation between Russia and Turkey, and probably with some intent.

Deputy PM: Turkey Could Use Army Against Protesters

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ANKARA, June 17 (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Monday Turkey could deploy "elements of the armed forces" to help quell anti-...

Turkish Police Crack Down On Protest Revival

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — Riot police cordoned off streets, set up roadblocks and fired tear gas and water cannon to prevent anti-government protesters from co...

Taksim Piano Man Playing 'Imagine' at 8 a.m. (VIDEO)

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Barry Yourgrau

He played from last night, Thursday, into this morning, Friday, here in embattled Taksim Square in Istanbul. His audience was mainly protesters with riot cops looking on.

Turkish PM Makes Major Promise In Bid To Calm Protests

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.14.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's prime minister on Friday urged a small delegation of protesters to persuade hundreds of others occupying an Istanbul p...

Behind Turkey's Viral Revolution, There Are Mad Men (Actually Women)

Emre Kizilkaya | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Emre Kizilkaya

Wandering around the barricades near Istanbul's Taksim Square, I kept asking myself, "How could a few 'occupiers' manage to mobilize millions here and beyond, in 77 provinces of Turkey and dozens of cities in the world?"

WATCH: Pianist Brings Peace To Taksim Square

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

If this doesn't warm Erdogan's heart, we don't know what will. Ready with a respirator mask to protect against police tear gas, pianist Davide Mar...

Turkish News Outlets Fined For Covering The Protests

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

A number of TV networks in Turkey have reportedly been punished for their coverage of the Occupy Gezi protests. The protests have rocked the secular M...