Commentaries #22

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Anti-intellectualism and discrediting of critical academics in Turkey: an approach to the Turkish-Kurdish conflictby Serhat Tutkal, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Executive summary:  This essay focuses on the anti-intellectualism in Turkey in relation to the oppression, persecution, and discrediting of critical… Continue reading

Commentaries #21

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Kurdistan under new qttacksby Terry Saltsmann and Prof. Michael Gunter  The Turkish November 19, 2022, attack on Rojava dubbed Operation Claw-Sword was reputedly launched in retaliation for the earlier November 13 bomb attack on Istanbul’s sleek shopping district known as… Continue reading

Commentaries #19

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Some Implications of Sweden and Finland Joining NATO |Michael Gunter, Tennessee University, US |Executive Summary: Sweden and Finland’s decision to abandon their longtime, famous neutrality and apply for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) indicates that Russian president… Continue reading

Commentaries #18

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Turkish Racism Against Kurds: Colonial Violence, Racist Slurs and Mob Attacks |Güllistan Yarkın, Independent Researcher, Istanbul |Executive Summary: This commentary focuses on how the Turkish state facilitates military urbanism as revanchist and racialized mechanisms of collective punishment to suppress grassroots… Continue reading