Turkey’s regime is trying to exploit the return of the Taliban in Kabul to reassert its regional power. But Erdoğan will be moving on a slippery ground.
- How are Sunni and Shiite countries viewing the Taliban’s reconquest of Afghanistan? How will that impact on Islamist movements across the region?
- What are the spaces for alternative journalism in AKP’s Turkey? And what should “alternative” to the mainstream media mean, really?
- How does Turkey’s regulation on digital contents contribute to shape the country’s (oppressed) media landscape?
- The experience of a German-based news website covering Turkey from abroad tells much on the virtues, as well as the limis, of transnational journalism.
- Jailing, house arrest, investigation, trial, espionage, personal attacks. Here’s how journalists are harassed in Erdogan’s Turkey.
- As most Syrians stil grapple with a full-scale humanitarian crisis afer ten years of destruction, regional powers are competing to secure influence on the country’s reconstruction, and future balance.
- 200 years after its independence, Greece still grapples with the right geopolitical balance in its relation with the West and ‘alternative’ powers
- Turkey’s highest Court is to review a request to close down the leftist, pro-Kurdish party. Yet for the ruling AKP and its strongman, the political move could well backfire.
- The UN-sponsored Geneva talks have led to a new unity cabinet led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah. Challenges ahead and unconvincing first moves.