Tag Archive for Turkey

Academics for Peace – Urgent Call for Xerabe Bava in Turkey

Lord Hylton

Academics for Peace members in Germany and the UK have issued an urgent call to draw attention to a round-the-clock military curfew imposed on the Kurdish village (Xerabe Bava – Korukoy) in Mardin-Nusaybin, in Turkey (221.2.2017): “As Turkey’s constitutional referendum is approaching, we are, once again, witnessing an intensification of state violence in the Kurdish…

The Gulen movement in Turkey

Lord Hylton

The Gülen Movement in Turkey: The Politics of Islam and Modernity by Caroline Tee.  Published IB Tauris 2016 (272 pages) I commend the review of this book of page 24 of The Tablet for 7th January 2017.  Laurent Mignon, the reviewer, recalls the Gülen Movement’s Sufi background and the influence of the Kurdish Sunni theologian…

Refugees and Turkey

Lord Hylton

Refugees and Turkey The whole world is grateful to Turkey for taking in a very large number of Syrians. It has provided health care for many, while allowing some to work for their living, and perhaps one-third of the children attend school. On the other hand, if things are as good as the Turkish ambassador…

Turkey

Lord Hylton

I have just returned from Ankara.  The total number of prisoners in Turkey more than doubled between 2005 and this year, from 55,000 to 130,000.  Many are held without charge, pending eventual trial, often under the Terrorism Law.  175 persons per 100,000 population are now gaoled. Turkey imprisons about twice as many journalists as either…