Şebnem Korur Financı assessed Turkey’s human rights’ report card
Human Rights Foundation of Turkey President Şebnem Korur Fincancı assesses Turkey’s human rights’ report card: We used to say it had flunked the grade but we have now been expelled from the group of countries that have relatively democratic practices
Political scientist Ahmet Murat Aytaç: Erdoğan will use the NATO summit to prolong his own rule
Political scientist Ahmet Murat Aytaç gave his take on the NATO summit in London. Aytaç said President Erdoğan would use the summit to prolong his own rule.
HDP Deputy Chair Başaran: If the Government had the claimed evidence, they would go on a publication blitz with it
Assessing the operations targeting the HDP, Deputy Co-Chair Ayşe Acar Başaran said, “This is an assault on Turkey’s shared life and the will to cohabitate.”
Journalist Nedim Türfent: Responsibility for each day I remain behind bars rests with the Constitutional Court and ECtHR
Having established channels of communication in prison, incarcerated journalist İdris Yılmaz conducted an interview with another incarcerated colleague, Nedim Türfent, about the pressure applied to journalists and press freedom.
Dr. Arzu Yılmaz: The basic problem in Iraq is the state, not the government
University of Hamburg Guest Lecturer Dr. Arzu Yılmaz: The basic problem in Iraq is not the government/administration, it is the state; all the state’s institutions have collapsed and this has been so since 2003.
Academic Alphan Telek: The world is in an era of transformation and the system is cracking
Academic Alphan Telek assessed the protests in the world for Evrensel: “The system has become exceptionally fragile, including in developed Western countries.”
Associate Professor Dr. Ömer Turan: The AKP’s solution will amount to strengthening Palace bureaucracy
Assessing the ongoing resignations in the AKP, Associate Professor Dr. Ömer Turan said, “The AKP does not as a party possess staff in its ranks who will further the continuation of the system."
Political scientists assess the trustee coup: Solidarity for democracy is a must
Political Scientists Seren Selvin Korkmaz and A. Celil Kaya assessed the appointing of trustees to the HDP Diyarbakır, Van and Mardin metropolitan municipalities.
Detained Peace Academic Tuna Altınel talked to Evrensel: Bully for me if I was able to cover a tiny bit of ground
Associate Professor Dr. Tuna Altınel, who is one of the academics to be prosecuted for signing the “We will not be party to this crime” declaration and has been detained, says with refence to the declaration, “I’m proud to be part of it.”