France, the UK, and the US have all bombed various targets in Syria in retaliation for recent chemical attacks against civilians. According to Trump we can declare "Mission Accomplished" but was it really? Has anything at all been accomplished?
What Crime Has She Committed?
Ayla Albayrak, a journalist with the Wall Street Journal has recently been convicted in absentia by the Erdoğan controlled Turkish court system. The trial leading to this conviction came about after she wrote a very fair and truthful article: Urban Warfare Escalates in Turkey’s Kurdish-Majority Southeast. I myself had been there around the same time (As The... Continue Reading →
Take A Knee
What saddens me more than anything is that we aren't discussing the reasons why an NFL player would feel strongly enough about something to take a knee despite all the pressure and ridicule he has received.
Abandoned Democracy and Emptied Tombs
Is it time to abandon democracy? Vote "Evet" or "Hayır" today.
What Makes A Democracy A Democracy?
The fastest goal ever scored in a World Cup Match was eleven seconds. Hasan Şükür was the man who pulled that off in a match against South Korea. While that name might not mean that much to those in the West, anybody here in Turkey would immediately know who I was talking about. Şükür was one of... Continue Reading →
While the people celebrate democracy on the streets...