Being a Feminist Activist in Turkey: The Voices to be Silenced

In conversation with two student feminist activists in Ankara, Turkey. A discussion detailing the shared experiences and risks of the Turkish student feminist against the police, far-right groups, their universities and the state, and how solidarity prevails

Kanal Istanbul: A Story of Dangerous and Controversial Megalomania

Since 2011, Erdogan has been pushing for the construction of a new canal to link the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. However, this project has been vastly criticized by the public and poses major concerns in a multitude of spheres from the environment to the geopolitical balance of the region.

Turkey’s Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The start of the Syrian Civil war on March 15, 2011, marked the start of the suffering for many families. These fights have recorded thousands of casualties. They have torn the nation and have also taken the nation back in its standards of living. It has also resulted in the mass movement of the Syrians to neighboring countries and regions within Syria itself.

[REPORT] Evolution of Women’s Rights in Turkey: The Fall of a Democracy

How the correlation between women’s rights and the democratic process of Turkey underlines that Erdoğan fails at respecting both of them?

Femicides in Turkey: “I don’t want to die!”

On Tuesday, July 21st, the body of a 27-year-old Turkish University student, Pinar Gultekin, was discovered in the woods after she had gone missing for about a week. Amidst investigations, her ex-partner confessed to the murder, adding Pinar to the long list of women who have died at the hands of their partners: former, present, and aspiring.

[REPORT] Coping With A Humanitarian Crisis: The Role Of Turkey In The Syrian Civil War

News on the Syrian crisis hardly makes headlines. Nevertheless, factual reality suggests that the war in Syria is still an urgent matter, especially regarding the refugee crisis. Turkey, for example, hosts the highest number of refugees in the world, roughly 3 million. What domestic and foreign impact did the Syrian civil war have on Turkey?