Turkey Continues to Support ISIS in Syria

In a recent statement to ANHA (Hawar News Agency), the Spokesman of the North-East Syrian Internal Security Forces, Ali Hesen accused Turkey of being the “main supporter” of ISIS cells active in the region. The statement follows a recent increase in ISIS activity in the region. The democratic autonomous administration of North-East Syria has played … Read more

Turkish Grand Prix Announced Despite Sporting Boycott

For the first time since 2011, Turkey is set to host a Grand Prix this Novemeber. The decision by Formula One comes despite the on-going sporting boycott of Turkey. Just like in Apartheid South Africa, the regime in Turkey uses sporting events to launder its international reputation and promote tourism. Both these purposes play a … Read more

Turkish Army Razes Forest in Bitlis

Earlier this month, as part of military operations in Bitlis, Turkish forced burned thousands of acres of local forests to the ground. Locals estimate that almost 90% of the forest was destroyed by the fires. The fires are part of a military operation launched against 24 villages in the majority Kurdish region of Bitlis. This … Read more

In Memory of David Graeber

The unexpected and tragic death of the anthropologist, activist and author David Graeber has lead to an outpouring of grief and remembrance from across the globe. David’s work as a theorist was never afraid to ask difficult questions. His essays and books, including: ‘Debt: The First 5000 Years’, ‘Bullshit Jobs’ and many more; are constant … Read more

German and British Complicity in Turkey’s Drone Warfare

With military operations being waged by Turkey in dozens of countries, drone warfare has become a key part of the regime’s arsenal. Azerbaijan, Southern Kurdistan, Northern Syria, Northern Kurdistan, Yemen and Libya are just some of the areas where Turkish drones have played an active role. These drone strikes have often targeted civilians, including women’s groups … Read more

New Medical Research Suggests Coronavirus Cases Exceed Official Estimates

Data compiled by doctors working on the ground in the provinces of Amed (Diyarbakır) and Urfa suggests there may be significantly more Covid-19 cases than Turkish officials have publicly admitted. The research published in a report by Deutsche Welle earlier this week , raises serious questions about Turkey’s response to the Coronavirus epidemic. The southeastern provinces … Read more

Turkey Accused of Deporting Uighurs to China

Turkey has been accused of deporting Uighur Muslims back to China via third countries that neighbor the western Chinese province of Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands are said to be held in concentration camps, the Middle East Eye reported. Ankara denies that it has deported Uighur Muslims to China, but activists fear that Turkey has sent … Read more

Turkish State Violence on the Sixth Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide

As thousands of people across the world commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Yazidi genocide, Turkish air strikes continue to target Yazidi communities in the Shengal region. The ISIS genocide of Yazidi communities in Northern Iraq (Southern Kurdistan) shocked the world with its utter brutality in 2014. It is important to remember how the Yazidi … Read more