IN TURKEY under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the tweet has been turned into a crime, and a troubled democracy is being turned into a dictatorship.
By DAVID ROMANO, Rudaw
This week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while addressing a crowd of supporters at a rally, made two hand gestures that should tell the West what they need to know about the new Turkey.
BY VASILIS CHRONOPOULOS, Sofrep
In the last few months, Turkey has been slowly but steadily raising the temperature in the Aegean. First was the collusion of a Turkish coast guard ship with a Greek navy ship on January 17th, near the Imia islets. Then, a month later, on February 16th, we had the ramming of a Greek coast guard ship by a Turkish coast guard ship again near the Imia islets.
By classifying any criticism of the Afrin operation as treason and support for terrorism, Turkey is going down a path that will lead to further deterioration of the right to democratic expression
By Birce Bora, Middle east Eye
By Ariana Ferentinou, Hurriyet Daily News
In the last few weeks tension between Turkey and Greece has flared over a number of incidents that have caused uneasiness and anger on both sides.
Βy Delia Gavrilescu, Agrophilia
According to a new scientific study, Athens and Greece are in the environmental crosshairs and will be the worst hit of all European capitals where future droughts and heatwaves are concerned. Researchers at Newcastle University sourced all the available climate models (based on three scenarios) in order to predict how weather patterns will evolve for some 571 European cities between 2050 and 2100.
By Tom Ellis
Conditions are not favorable for Greece and Cyprus to respond to the challenge of a Turkey that is increasingly unpredictable and showing an expansionist appetite.
By Anne Applebaum, Washington Post
Enrage the base. Use violent language. Create fear and anxiety. Talk the country down, tell everybody that things are getting worse. Promote division — sort Americans into “us” and “them,” in speech and online.
By Brian O'Donovan, RTE