In recent years, Turkey under Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed a growing presence in regional developments and the nation’s unique relation with…
In November 2021, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu took the "decision to embark on a journey of helalleşme…

December 2022

On a Sunday afternoon, a woman in Diyarbakır’s historic Sur district spoke her mind but withheld her name over security concerns. Sitting on a small…
Three out of four young people in Turkey want to move abroad, according to recent surveys. This is especially true for doctors, a trend Turkish Pres…

November 2022

On Nov. 18, the government-allied Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) introduced a draft bill requesting the removal of the word ‘Turkish’ from the Turkish…
Just over 3.6 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, according to official records, but if you ask people in the streets, many will tell you the real…
When it comes to success at the ballot box, Turkish Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan once said: "Whoever wins İstanbul, wins Turkey.” Many see İstanbul as the…
Iranian journalist Ali Amir Heidari has been living in Turkey under temporary protection for more than three years. In September, when nationwide…
In İstanbul's Fatih district – aka the “hospital neighborhood” thanks to its many medical facilities – a pharmacist looked at my prescription and said…
To find the press conference by media groups in Diyarbakır last Wednesday, one only had to follow the lines of riot police. Arriving at the scene…

October 2022

“We believe in transitioning to green energies and creating jobs while reducing our negative impact on the environment. We need to build justice within…
Walking in Van, it is almost impossible to pass by a shop without seeing a banner in Farsi. Most offer discounted clothes and cosmetics, some promote…