There is a certain comradely beauty in the fact that we all are dealing with the same peril. Since we all talk about nothing but the pandemic the world somehow finally feels in sync.
They have fought Isis with unparalleled bravery. But their fate lies in a power struggle between Putin, Trump and Erdoğan. In August 2014 Marie Claire published an unusual photo shoot. The women in the stylised images were not in fancy haute
Protesters’ need for recognition has been harnessed to a darker, divisive movement and new heroes promising them greatness Thousands of people in Tahrir Square chanted the slogan: “Bread! Dignity! Freedom!” It was 2011, and the height of the Arab spring. Standing
His unlikely moral stance following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi comes as no surprise to many Turks The Turkish president is better known for relentless political oppression that has left dozens of journalists in jail or cast out of their jobs,
After years of division, the feeling of brotherhood among Turkey’s different factions has been inspiring. It feels like I’ve been dumped by text message,” wrote one of my friends. She sounded like a heartbroken lover but in fact she was talking
Our two nations can feel solidarity in how our revolutions turned into authoritarianism. Is there hope for us? Of course A true patriot of her country and Europe.” This is how I was described during the Ambassador of New Europe award
If the Queen adds her voice to the Turkish people’s, we can inspire young people to stand up to evil. “So are we not supposed to be in dialogue? I mean shouldn’t we try to empathise with Trump voters to understand?” Dear
In appeasing rightwing voters at home, the Dutch are helping the Turkish leader consolidate his rule The diplomatic row that has flared up between the Dutch government and Turkey is a last-minute saviour for the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He
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.
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