Turkey's State of Emergency - The Islamists Are Winning

Jody Sabral | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jody Sabral

There is a worrying atmosphere of revenge in Turkey these days, a vengeful willingness to oppress the oppressors. Turkey's culture war is swinging the other way after almost a century of secular rule. Just how far Erdogan's project to reshape the republic will go is anyone's guess, but he will definitely have to watch his back trying.

One Night in Turkey

Ian Linden | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Linden

What now? Is it too much to hope that Erdogan will stop and reflect and change course domestically. Sadly the coup came exactly after he had done a u-turn on foreign policy towards Russia and Egypt, though not on the renewal of the war against Kurdish armed nationalists. So it is most unlikely. It will legitimate more authoritarianism. Nor will our new Foreign Secretary, having insulted the man for trivial reasons, be able to make the slightest difference or influence him.

Turkey, and the Real Coup Is?

Jody Sabral | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Jody Sabral

The military coup, if we can call it that was an elaborate and dramatic development that benefits one man and his supporters. When will he learn to include the other fifty percent of the country, the one that supported his rise to power because they viewed him as the best of a bad bunch believing his promises of peace and security.

British Citizens In Turkey Told To Stay Indoors In Wake Of Attempted Coup

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

British citizens in Turkey have been advised to avoid public places and stay indoors following an attempted coup. The Foreign Office said: “There ha...

Labour MP Apologises After Turkey Coup Jeremy Corbyn 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

Jon Trickett, the MP for Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, has said sorry after comparing the bloody coup attempt in Turkey to the Labour party leadership ...

Terrifying Footage Reveals Moment Blasts Tore Through Istanbul Airport

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK

Dramatic footage from inside Istanbul's Ataturk Airport has shown the moment blasts tore through the busy tourist hub. At least 41 people are dead aft...

Dodgy Dave's Turkish Dishonesty

Matthew Ellery | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Ellery

"Misleading" and "absolutely wrong" is how the Prime Minister describes 'Leave' campaigners who suggest Turkey could join the European Union. Unfortunately for him, it's Mr Cameron who has in fact been "misleading" and "absolutely wrong" - and we have the evidence to prove it.

As a Welsh Woman of Faith, I Am Voting to Remain and Here's Why!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sahar Al-Faifi

Anyone, regardless their faith, race, gender and background ought to be treated equally and the EU provides a prominent avenue to promote such equality amongst its members, setting an aspiring global model and for this I am voting for the UK to remain in the EU.

Turkey's President Has Some Pretty Outdated Views On Women And Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Read More: Turkey, UK News, UK News

Turkey's president says having a career is no reason for women to reject motherhood. Speaking on Sunday at Turkey’s Women and Democracy Association ...

Turkish Tourism: Why a Holiday in Turkey Shouldn't Be Off the Radar...

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

The beach clubs of Kalkan are quiet this summer. At Yali Beach, the pristine white loungers line the freshly-painted decked terrace that looks out over the glassily-clear sea. A clutch of blue t-shirted waiters huddle at the bar, grinning with delight when customers appear.

Turkey's Oppression Machine - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Taffan Ako Sharif | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Taffan Ako Sharif

It was not too long ago that we were all expecting the Turkish state to be accepted into the European Union. While President Erdogan and his party AKP...

Meet the People on the Frontline

Mike Adamson | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit was held this week. It brought together charities, international organisations and world leaders from 175 cou...

Is the Vote Leave Campaign Rhetoric Around Turkey Just a Little Bit Xenophobic?

Nathan Coyle | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Nathan Coyle

The Vote Leave campaign has been coming out with some absolute crackers last week. "Turkey, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia would bring 12,...

World Humanitarian Summit: Let's Not Forget Pledges Already Made for Syria and Its Neighbours

Frances Guy | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Frances Guy

This week Turkey is hosting the first ever World Humanitarian Summit - one of the objectives of the summit is a new Grand Bargain between the 15 main donors and 15 main recipient networks. But will it result in the Agenda for Humanity that the UN Secretary General bravely called for in February?

The Waugh Zone May 23, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday May 23, 2016… 1) DIY SOS The Treasury’s ‘short term’ study into Brexit certainly won the Mo...

The "Waiting Hell"

Johanna Mitscherlich | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK
Johanna Mitscherlich

I have been here before. It was half my lifetime ago, but I remember sitting in these very same chairs when I was 15-years-old, waiting to buy tickets for the ferry to spend a vacation on the Greek islands with my friends. Now, hundreds of people are waiting in the departure hall at gate E1 in Piraeus port. They have been waiting for weeks, for months, not to go on a holiday, but to find a safe place for themselves and their children.

Turkey Will Not Join The EU 'For Decades', Says David Cameron

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron today claimed Turkey would not join the EU “for decades” as he urged voters not to think about the issue when they vote in the upcom...

The Mediterranean's Hidden Treasure

Gia Marie Barbera | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gia Marie Barbera

The mountains of Northern Cyprus were formed by earthquakes centuries ago. The ridge has kept the rain that sweeps across the Mediterranean from falling any further south. The landscape on one side is considerably more rich and green than that on the other. The trail drops down on each side and it offers two strikingly different landscapes, both harbouring a wide variety of wildlife. Foxes and in my case snakes.

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.