Tag Archives: Turkey

The Bridge Crumbles: Why the EU Does Not Want Turkey As a Member Anymore

CONRAD C. WITTE – On October 1, 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presided over the opening of the Turkish parliament[1] and declared that Turkey had reached the “end of the game” with its bid for European Union membership. President Erdogan announced that it was time for Brussels to finally make it clear if the […]

Tensions Over Airspace and Demands for Respect

ASHLEY MORALES – The relationship between Russia and Turkey has been severely strained ever since Turkish fighters shot down a Russian plane that entered Turkey.[1] Turkey has accused Russia of violating its airspace for the second time over the past few months.[2] Russia is accused of having violated the airspace despite warnings from Turkish air […]

More Than One Hundred Years Later, It Is [Past] Time for the United States to Formally Recognize the Armenian Genocide

BY MIKE DEUTSCH – Article two of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted in 1948, defines “genocide” as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the […]

The Nanny State: Turkey’s Fight to “Protect” Its Citizens from Twitter

BY MARILYN HARVEY — Tweet, tweet, tweeted. Turkey blocked Twitter shortly after midnight on Friday, March 21, 2014.[i]  Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan led the movement to eradicate Twitter after Twitter proved to be a nuisance to his political campaign. The block has not been completely successful because individuals are finding ways to tweet around the […]