18 May 2022
Special News :
Turkey continues to play hard ball over Sweden, Finland NATO membership / Amberin ZamanTuesday 17 May 2022

Turkey continues to play hard ball over Sweden, Finland NATO membership / Amberin Zaman

Turkey’s Islamic-leaning Justice and Development Party government is demanding that both countries end their arms embargoes on Turkey over its military intervention in 2019 against the Kurds in northeast Syria.

    Tough days ahead for Syrian refugees as anti-migrant sentiment grows in Turkey / Turkmen TerziMonday 9 May 2022

    Tough days ahead for Syrian refugees as anti-migrant sentiment grows in Turkey / Turkmen Terzi

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has been in power since 2002, has found itself losing support amid soaring inflation and high unemployment. Millions of Syrian refugees are at increased risk of xenophobic attacks from the nationalist segment of Turkish society who blame Syrians for the worsening economic situation. The AKP has opened the country’s border to millions of Syrians since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011. Ultranationalist figures in Turkey today are recognized as the descendants of the Ottoman Empire’s Union and Progress Party (CUP), also known as the Young Turks, a political group that embraced a Turkification policy which excluded the empire’s ethnic identities such as Arab and Kurdish citizens.

    Erdogan unveils plans to send 1 million Syrians back as anti-refugee sentiment escalates / Nazlan ErtanFriday 6 May 2022

    Erdogan unveils plans to send 1 million Syrians back as anti-refugee sentiment escalates / Nazlan Ertan

    As anti-refugee sentiment rises higher in Turkey during the Eid, Erdogan pledges a build-and-return project enabling more than a million Syrians to return “voluntarily” to northern Syria.