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Category Archives: Turkey

February 14, 2018

Hundreds of young Turkish children jailed alongside their moms as part of a post-coup crackdown

It was a snowy January morning in Istanbul last year when Ayse, a 32-year-old primary school teacher and mother of two, kissed the kids goodbye at school and headed home.
She didn’t make it to her front door before she was …

Posted in News Coverage, Turkey
August 17, 2017

The Forgotten Fighters: The PKK in Syria

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “The Forgotten Foreign Fighters: The PKK in Syria”, has highlighted the urgent need for the government to prevent British citizens joining a violent organisation with a record of war crimes.
We report on how …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight, Syria, Turkey
December 23, 2016

Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Turkey and the West in Syria: Course Correction, argues that Western policy towards Turkey must change in light of the nature of Turkish involvement in Syria. Having initially attempted to improve relations with …

Posted in Syria, Turkey
December 20, 2016

Andrey Karlov is not Franz Ferdinand – neither Turkey nor Russia want a war

Originally published by the International Business Times
The 19th of December, 2016, got all the way to the early afternoon as a quiet news day. By the time it was over, areas of Brussels had been on lockdown as anti-terrorism police …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Russia, Turkey
October 19, 2016

Kyle Orton Speaks to BBC World Service on Battle for Mosul and Aftermath

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
June 30, 2016

Tom Wilson on Ataturk Airport attack on CNN

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Islamism, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
June 29, 2016

Alan Mendoza interviewed on LBC about the triple suicide attack on Ataturk Airport

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
May 25, 2016

EU must not kowtow to Turkish ‘blackmail’

LONDON – 25/05/2016
The Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society, Dr Alan Mendoza, has warned that the EU must not be seen to buckle under Turkish demands over a deal to tackle the ongoing Mediterranean migrant crisis.
Turkey has said it …

Posted in European Union, Press Release, Turkey
May 24, 2016

Turkey’s EU ‘Blackmail’: Brussels blasted for ‘ignoring’ Israel as it panders to Erdogan

Originally published in The Express.
Officials in Brussels promised Turkey £2.5billion and visa-free travel by June if it clamps down on the number of migrants making their way into Europe through its borders.
As EU bureaucrats continue to thrash out a deal, Tom …

Posted in Israel, News Coverage, Turkey, Turkey
May 20, 2016

‘There Was a Young Fellow From Ankara . . .’

Originally published in The Wall Street Journal.

The results are in from Britain and the winner is Boris Johnson. No, the U.K. hasn’t left the European Union; that referendum isn’t until June 23. But the irrepressible Brexit-favoring Conservative ex-mayor of London …

Posted in News Coverage, Turkey
May 7, 2016

How Recep Erdogan became the most powerful man in Europe

Originally published in The Spectator.
Is Turkey part of Europe? For most of our civilisation’s history, to have even asked such a question would have been to invite derision. The Ottomans were kept out of Europe not by some early-onset prejudice, but …

Posted in European Union, Germany, Opinion Editorial, Turkey
February 19, 2016

Are Kurdish Militia Responsible for Ankara Bombing? Dr Alan Mendoza on BBC Radio Wales

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Media Centre, Syria, Turkey
November 25, 2015

Need for restraint

Originally published in Arab News
NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet on its border with Syria on Tuesday, raising concerns over the potential for a further escalation in the Syrian conflict.
Ankara says the plane violated Turkish airspace, but …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
October 9, 2015

Baby taken into care over fears it could be radicalised: Child is among 20 taken from their parents in crackdown on Islamists

Originally published by the Daily Mail
The figures were revealed yesterday as Sir James Munby, one of the most senior judges in England and Wales, issued new guidance to deal with the growing number of IS-related cases in the family courts.
The …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Media Centre, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
October 8, 2015

Russian Incursions Catching NATO Members Including UK Off Guard

For immediate release
LONDON – 6th October 2015
The United Kingdom is ill-prepared to combat Russian aircraft and sea vessels encroaching into the UK’s area of interest; and twice in the last 12 …

Posted in Media Centre, Middle East, Press Release, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, United Kingdom
February 21, 2015

Questions raised over ‘Syria-bound’ teens departure

Originally posted on ITV News
Questions have been raised over how three British schoolgirls, feared to be heading to Syria, were allowed to leave the country so easily. Police yesterday issued an appeal to find east London teenagers Kadiza Sultana,16, Shamima Begum,15 …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, ISIS, News Coverage, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom

The schoolgirl jihadi brides: Three girls from one British school fly off to join ISIS as police face questions over how they were able to board Turkey flight

Originally published in the Daily Mail
Strolling through Gatwick, these are the ‘naive’ teenage girls who flew out of the UK to join jihadists in Syria. The trio were at the centre of an international hunt last night after being captured on …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, ISIS, News Coverage, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom
May 20, 2014

‘A New Paradigm: Perspectives on the Changing Mediterranean’

A Henry Jackson Society, Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the America – Bosnia Foundation Panel Discussion
Aylin Ünver Noi
Assistant Professor at Department of International Relations
Vice-Director of the European Union Application and Research Center
Gedik University, …

Posted in Arab Spring, Democracy & Development, Egypt, Event, Libya, Spotlight, Tunisia, Turkey
June 6, 2012

Camp Life

This commentary is from two separate articles written by Michael Weiss and published by Now Lebanon!
Part 1 is available here
Part 2 is available here
Boynuyogun, Turkey – At the entrance to the Boynuyogun camp for Syrian refugees stood a tall man …

Posted in Spotlight, Syria, Turkey
November 30, 2011

As Turkey says it’s ready for “any scenario” in Syria, oppositionists make the case for intervention

Turkey does not want military intervention in Syria, but as President Assad’s regime continues it brutal crackdown on protestors Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his country is ready for “any scenario”.
Turkish newspapers are reporting Davutoglu’s speech on Tuesday, where he also …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Middle East, Syria, The Scoop, Turkey
October 26, 2011

Turkey’s Hand in the Syrian Opposition

After seven months of wrangling to form a cohesive opposition movement, Syrian activists finally pulled it off with the formal announcement in Istanbul of the Syrian National Council (SNC), a body that mirrors the Libyan opposition’s National Transitional Council in …

Posted in Middle East, Syria, Turkey, Turkey
June 9, 2011

Audio:Turkey’s Elections: A Mandate for the AKP’s Bold New Middle East Policy?

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Posted in Middle East, Turkey