Tag Archives: ERDOGAN

Ocalan had a phone call with his brother

Abdullah Ocalan, jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has spoken on the phone with his brother for a “short” time after nearly a year of no contact, according to a statement from his lawyers. The news follows recent rumours that Ocalan had died in jail. Without naming his brother, Asrin Law Office, which […]

How Turkey’s government abuses – and uses – Kurdish groups

David Lepeska Despite near-constant change, the resurrection of Turkey’s primary political battles is never far away. A dozen years ago this month, long-frosty relations between the Turkish government and the country’s Kurdish nationalist movement enjoyed an early spring thaw. The pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) won the majority of seats in local elections in the […]

Biden’s presidency won’t go smoothly on Turkey, say experts

Experts said that bilateral relations could even get worse and much more vulnerable, given the two nations’ divergent priorities ANKARA: Joe Biden’s presidency is likely to lead to new developments in US relations with Turkey as his approach differs from that of his predecessor, who was providing shelter to Turkey’s assertiveness in the region. Experts […]

Turkey is taking Biden for a testride

“We may come there overnight, all of a sudden,” Turkish president Tayyip Recep Erdogan said on Friday, when asked about a possible upcoming Turkish operation in Sinjar. This is the same phrase he has used before invading North-Syria. “Turkey is always ready to carry out joint operations against the PKK with Iraq but we cannot […]

Erdogan, the murderer of Kurdish children, must be tried

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to commit crimes against the Syrian people, including the Kurds, in Afrin by occupying Syrian territory and supporting ISIS and other violent terrorist groups. The gunmen affiliated to these terrorist groups once again committed crimes following an international committee of inquiry of the United Nations recently announced that Turkish-affiliated […]

Trump and his unwanted ally; the Kurds

An Analysis of John Bolton’s Memoir I took the bullet for my dear readers and struggled myself through John Bolton’s 570-pages long memoir: ” The Room Where It All Happened “, to highlight the most important passages on the Kurds, of what the former national security adviser reveals about the Trump administration’s actions. Some passages […]

Erdogan’s neo-ottoman visions: out in the open now

There is certainly no shortage of writings on Turkey today regarding that country’s “drift” away from its Western orientation and floating towards pan-Islamism and Neo-Ottomanism, strengthening ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. While Turkey itself has launched an “Asia Anew” policy, the outsized focus on this and other alleged signs of Turkey’s “drift from the West” […]

Erdogan and Israel: friends or foes?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s sending medical aid to counter coronavirus to Israel raises many questions for observers and analysts who see that Erdogan is attacking Israel in the media outlets while providing it assistance behind the scenes. Several media sources have spoken of talks between Turkey and Israel regarding sending a shipment of Turkish […]