Attacks by opposition parties against the government over its perceived failure to keep its promises of assistance to the Gaza Strip appear to have prompted a top Turkish agency to list in detail the country’s assistance to Gaza, which has long been strangled by blockades, war and poor governance.
Thousands of Sephardic Jews in Turkey who trace their ancestry to Spain are applying for Spanish citizenship in anticipation of a bill granting nationality to Jews expelled during the Inquisition.
Report (SETA) April 28, 2015 SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research Kadir Üstün & Kılıç Buğra Kanat In this report, we provide an overview of the situation of refugees in Turkey and the difficulties that Turkey is facing in handling such a major crisis alongside of its Southern border. This report is the […]

In light of the slow, almost non-existent, progress of in Turkey’s EU accession talks, some political groups in the European Parliament have called for a reassessment of the relationship. It would be a terrible mistake, write Ernest Maragall and Laura Batalla.

Kurdish Syrians, Beyond the Border Crossing

Esa Ylijaasko has spent almost two years capturing the life of Kurdish refugees in enclaves of Istanbul.

Egypt restricts women from travelling to Turkey

Move aimed at preventing women from joining ISIL comes as relations between Egypt and Turkey deteriorate.
Ben Blushi, an Albanian lawmaker of the ruling Socialist Party, has slammed Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call for the country to target followers of Fethullah Gülen, which the Turkish president made during his recent visit to the Balkan country.
Turkey has announced that Turkish jets on May 16 shot down a Syrian helicopter violating its airspace, while Syrian state TV reported that it was a surveillance drone that was.
Turkish President Erdoğan has slammed the death penalty issued for former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, likening the country to ‘ancient Egypt’ while criticizing the Western stance over the coup. Turkey’s main opposition leader, on the other hand, called on Cairo to stop ‘political executions’

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