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What do Iranians want? Better salaries, more jobs and safe working conditions

By Stella Morgana*On May 19, Iranians will choose their next president and determine what direction the country will take. The race has become tighter now...

Erdogan ‘won’ his referendum, but what does that mean for Turkey’s foreign policy?

By Ahmet Erdi Öztürk and Salih Dogan*Victory for the “yes” side in the country’s April 16 constitutional referendum granting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new...

Denial of the Armenian Genocide should concern us all

By Sossie Kasbarian*April 24 marks the anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, during which the Ottoman state murdered 1.5m Ottoman Armenians. But while...

Erdogan: The ambitious sultan

By Hasan Hasan*On Sunday, 16 April a referendum will be held in Turkey to codify Erdogan's dictatorial ambitions and his plenipotentiary powers as an...

By insisting Assad must go, the West has prolonged the Syrian conflict

By Jack Holland*Donald Trump has at last been won over to the consensus that grips the Washington foreign policy establishment: Bashar al-Assad must go.Sounds good,...

Will Turkey’s referendum mark the end of democracy and the birth of ‘Erdoganistan’?

By Simon P. Watmough and Ahmet Erdi Ozturk*Turkey is approaching a critical juncture in its long-term political development. Irrespective of the outcome, the country’s April 16...

Turkey holds its breath and prepares for an explosive referendum

By Natalie Martin*When the Turkish government announced its plans to transform itself into an executive presidency, no-one was particularly surprised. This plan, which has...

Turkey on the verge of democide as referendum looms

By Tezcan Gumus*This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project...

All red lines have been crossed in Syria

By Alberto Negri“Red lines” had been crossed on all fronts in Syria long before the Khan Sheikhoun raid in the Idlib province where almost 60...

Does Turkey use ‘spying imams’ to assert its powers abroad?

By Ahmet Erdi Ozturk*On April 1, Germany launched an investigation into the Diyanet, the Turkish government agency in charge of regulating religious activities.Prosecutors are...

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