Home View

View

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...

The scrabble for water in Mesopotamia, the land between two rivers

By Alberto NegriWater Day is being celebrated in the world, but the wars for the blue gold have been forever igniting a thirsty Middle...

Russia and Iran’s growing cooperation hints at a new Middle East

By Clément Therme, École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales (EHESS)Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, will meet for the eighth...

Islamic State prepares for life after Mosul

By Paul Rogers, University of BradfordIraqi government forces are closing in on the historic Grand Mosque in Mosul, close to the heart of the old...

Rebuilding Homs: how to resurrect a city after six years of conflict

By Ammar Azzouz, University of BathAs the conflict in Syria enters its seventh year, the toll it has taken on my home town of Homs...

Recommended

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...

Islamic State suspect says he met with AKP mayor during Kobani clashes

An Islamic State (IS) suspect has said he met regularly with former Justice and Development Party (AKP) minister and current Gaziantep mayor, Fatma Sahin,...

Italian authorities and lawyer meet journalist Del Grande on hunger strike

Ankara has allowed the Italian consul in Izmir, a lawyer and translator to meet detained journalist Gabriele Del Grande at the detention centre he has been...

Turkey accuses European poll watchers of supporting terrorism

Turkish politicians and press slammed European poll watchers observing Turkey's referendum on Sunday for allegedly “supporting terrorism.”The poll watchers were part of a joint...

KOM Social

4,301FansLike
10FollowersFollow
33FollowersFollow
3,454FollowersFollow
81SubscribersSubscribe