Author: Elisha Maldonado

Mar 21,2014

In Turkey, The Fighting Might Stop

South of Istanbul, in an island prison, sits Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). For the last 14 years, following his 1999 capture by Turkish...

Jun 03,2013

Turkey’s Authoritarian Gets Called Out

Rejecting claims about his dictatorial proclivities, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday did what he does best, by calling those protesting his government an extremist fringe. Naturally, opposition...

May 18,2013

Erdogan To Obama: Strong Horse Or Weak Horse?

At a joint press conference at the White House on Thursday, President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told us what we already knew: They agree that...

Apr 24,2013

Turkish Democracy Lacks An Essential Freedom

Fazil Say, the internationally-acclaimed Turkish pianist, bumped up against the limits of free speech in the Middle Eastern country that likes to think it has married Muslim religious tenets with...