What Divides Turkey And The EU Goes Deeper Than Politics

Fighting with the EU continues Nuray Mert/Cumhuriyet I have been among those who have criticized both the European Union and Turkey's EU membership pro......


Why Turkey's Assault On Press Freedom Is Different This Time

When I have told the guy working at the grocery store at my neighborhood that I am traveling abroad, he has said: “don’t come back: not if you can.” I said that I have a life here......


Turkey: Why Europe Must Stand Up To Erdogan' Power Grabs

As Turkish President Erdogan pushes his country towards despotism, European Union leaders — especially in Germany — must take a harder line.


Turkey, Beware Of Erdogan's Blind Faith In Majority Rule

I was against the idea of 'It is Not En......


Greek Conspiracy Theories, Turkish Truths And Lies

A Greek Conspiracy Theory There is an Italian saying: "Una faccia, una razza." It means "One face, one race" and it is used for the similarities between Italians and Greeks. When it comes......


A Woman's Sacred Right To Wear Shorts — Or A Headscarf

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — After a woman was kicked in the face on a public bus for wearing shorts, President ...


Turkey's Failed Coup, Why The Official Line Doesn't Add Up

Who knew what and when? Questions linger two months after the coup attempt was quickly stamped out.