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.”
‘Reaction towards the presidential system of government cannot be concealed behind closed doors’
We spoke to Associate Professor Dr Deniz Yıldırım about debate over the presidential system of government in Turkey.
Labour Party (EMEP) Chair Selma Gürkan: This unity should not be confined to the ballot box
We spoke to Labour Party (EMEP) Chair Selma Gürkan about increasing unemployment and poverty in conjunction with the economic crisis, the election results, the disintegration within the AKP and opposition parties’ pronouncements.
Spokesperson For Unity For Democracy, Rıza Türmen: There is a need for a new social contract
Pointing out to the results of the Istanbul elections, the former European Human Rights Court (EHRC) judge Rıza Türmen emphasised the need for forces of democracy to struggle for surmounting the obstacles in front of democracy.