Turkey

The Truth About Turkey: EU Deal Endangers Lives

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The fatal shooting of 16 Syrian refugees at the Turkish border, including three children, have amplified fears over the EU-Turkey deal struck to outso...

Chios chronicle: Here's how Europe welcomed a young Afghan man who fled the Taliban

Conor Fortune | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Conor Fortune

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International You can't stop a ship dead in its tracks, but sometimes you can change its course. And that'...

Stunning Ballon Festival In Cappadocia Showcases Turkey's Beautiful Landscape

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK

The Cappadocia region in Central Anatolia is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys a...

Europe: A Bastion of Moderate and Temperate Speech? No Thanks

Thomas Hughes | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Politics
Thomas Hughes

For Jan Böhmermann the German comedian at the centre of the current row, it's more than tricky. He faces three years imprisonment for insulting a Head of State, under paragraph 103 of the German Criminal Code.

Nagorny Karabakh: An Old, Forgotten but Decidedly Dangerous Conflict

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

In the early hours of Saturday 2 April, a military escalation erupted on the Nagorny Karabakh line of contact, on a scale not seen since 1994. While the breakfast news reported on Palmyra, on who is planning to restore which monuments, the disturbing news broke about this old, yet now new conflict, that overnight saw dozens of people killed.

End Impossible Choices, Choose Humanity

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

Impossible choices are being made every day by more than 125 million people affected by crises and natural disasters. In fact, we are in the midst of the worst large-scale humanitarian crisis of our lifetime. Not since World War II have more people around the world been in desperate need of assistance as a direct result of ongoing conflict and violence.

Europe Can Do Better Than the EU-Turkey Deal

Mike Adamson | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

We, the undersigned European Red Cross National Societies, are gravely concerned by the humanitarian implications of the agreement reached by the EU and Turkey to stem migration to Europe.

From the Syrian Border to the Shores of Lesvos; What Is It Really Like to Make the Harrowing Refugee Journey?

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

This is Ed... A couple of days ago Ed thought he was going to die. We love Ed, and were worried he might die too, but as he didn't, we can now tell his crazy story. Ed has just made the journey from the Syrian border, across Turkey to Izmir, and across the Aegean sea in a rubber dingy to Lesvos. Determined to show what refugees are ACTUALLY going through as they travel, he documented the journey every step of the way.

EU-Turkey Deal at Most Part of Solution to Refugee Crisis

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Deal with the devil? The refugees deal between the EU and Turkey has at least one hopeful aspect: for the first time during the migrant crisis the 28...

The Freedom to Choose

Grainne Gillis | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Grainne Gillis

Sometimes the choice lies between no words and too many words. When tragedies happen, as in Brussels, or Turkey, or indeed the daily carnage that is S...

Overcoming Ethnic Divides: Is Cyprus Ready for Success?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Yeshim Harris

By Yeshim Harris-Feridun and Katie Clerides What really accounts for the transformation of conflict into peace?  What are the vital ingredients fo...

Istanbul Bomber Identified As Militant With Islamic State Links

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK

Turkey's interior minister on Sunday identified the suicide bomber who killed four foreign tourists in Istanbul as a militant with links to the Islami...

In the Panic to Prevent Irregular Migration and Save Schengen, The EU Is Losing Sight of the Bigger Picture in Its Relations With Turkey

Crispin Blunt | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Politics
Crispin Blunt

Turkey has been propelled into a tailspin and it is increasingly difficult to see how it can recover. Ordinary Turkish citizens face economic, security, and political challenges akin to those faced by some of their Arab neighbours. This stems from their own Government's failed and failing authoritarian policies. Furthermore, Erdogan hangs over Turkey the prospect of a constitutional referendum to move towards a more presidential system. Given the management of the last election, full dictatorship is now alarmingly close.

Angela Merkel Throws Cameron Some Serious Shade In These Awkward Group Photos

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

David Cameron had some serious shade thrown at him by Angela Merkel during a group photo of EU leaders. As politicians gathered for a Brussels summit ...

'One In, One Out' Migrant Deal To Be Discussed By European Leaders

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

David Cameron will meet with European leaders today to discuss a potential 'one in, one out' deal with Turkey aimed at stemming the flow of migrants a...

Turkey Joining the EU Wouldn't Necessarily Be a Bad Thing

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

There's no denying that Britain's potential exit from the EU is one of the biggest issues on the table right now for the political union. However, at ...

EU Confirms Refugee Crisis 'Too Tricky' to Fix

Ralph Burgess | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK
Ralph Burgess

The EU has finally confirmed refugee crisis "too tricky" to fix and have paid off the Turkish mafia to do the job, to the relief of everyone. After 1...

Suicide Car Bomb In Turkish Capital Kills At Least 37 People

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

At least 37 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after a car bomb exploded in Turkey's capital on Sunday, officials said. The explosion too...

Football Is a Political Weapon in Turkey

Patrick Keddie | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Sport
Patrick Keddie

What is the political potential in Turkish football? What will happen to a sport on the brink of collapse? Where is Turkey heading under the ruling AKP? And what does it mean to be Turkish in the 21st century?

Refugees: There Is a Better Way

Robin Lustig | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Robin Lustig

Refugees want above all to be safe, and to have some hope that they can build a new and better life for themselves and their children, either in a new home or back in their old home once the conflict is over. Europe's voters want their governments to show that they are on top of the crisis, not paralysed into inaction.

Young Girl Found Hidden In Hand Luggage On Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

An investigation has been launched after a young girl was found hidden in a bag belonging to a passenger on an Air France plane on Monday. The four...

The Turkish People Have a Right to Know What Is Happening in Their Country

Rachael Jolley | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Rachael Jolley

Media freedom is at the heart of any democracy. A freedom to report different sides of the same story. And a freedom to criticise government policies. Turkey increasingly feels like it is steadily sliding towards secrecy. EU leaders must put media freedom on any negotiating table, and not abandon the right of Turkish people to be free to know what is happening in their country.

Scottish MP Reveals 'Terrifying' Experience In Turkish Detention

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

A Scottish MP who was detained by security forces in Turkey has described the experience as "terrifying". Natalie McGarry, who represents the Glasg...

Huge Explosion Outside Military Base In Ankara, 28 Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES Some 28 people died on Wednesday following an explosion near to a military base in the Turkish capital of Ankara. Al-Arabiy...

A Day In The Life Of A Lesvos Volunteer: Dan's Experience On The Front Line Of Europe's Refugee Crisis

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

As a member of the rescue team, Dan spends the early hours waiting to spot incoming boats on the distant horizon. These boats are packed with terrified refugees making the crossing from Turkey, only a few miles away; a small stretch of sea which has become one of the most dangerous in the world over the past year.