We in Turkey found, as you in Europe and the US are now finding, that the new truth-building process does not require facts. But we learned it too late.
23 November: The women around me are more alert to the Turkey’s situation than the men are. The comfortable male universe is full of denial encased in a constantly refreshed argument: “It cannot go on like this; this is not
Straddling the division between Europe and Asia, since 1923 the idealised dream of Turkey has been a secular, modern and democratic country. Although weakened by military coups, the imperfect multi-party democracy survived until recently when president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared
I remember the Turkish coup of 1980. Now it is my nephews’ turn to see adults terrified, fearing for their lives and their country’s future Until I was eight years old, I had never heard the word “dawn”. Then, early one
Notes from an exhibition that never was In February 2016,"Post-Peace" an Istanbul art exhibition due to take place on the city's Istiklal Caddesi, was cancelled due to "the delicate situation in Turkey". Just weeks later the busy street was the victim
Turkey is imprisoning intellectuals, but regime-critical author Ece Temelkuran has chosen to stay in Istanbul. She tells DW why what's happening in Turkey is relevant to all of us.