The continuing house arrest of pastor Andrew Brunson has caused increasingly bad U.S.-Turkey relations. However, Brunson’s case has shed a light on the relatively new law that defines terrorism in Turkey, specifically on the immense power they give the government in the name of imposing public order.Read More
By: Michael T. Moran.
This blog post explores the recent developments regarding the indictment issued against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter. Kanter, an open dissident of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, published tweets in May and June 2016 about Erdoğan, which the government interpreted as insulting toward the president. This blog also examines the possibility of Kanter’s extradition if he is found guilty in a Turkish court.
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By Steve Ragatzki.
The Turkish government has fired approximately 32,000 teachers since July 2016. While interviewing replacements for the fired teachers, the government has asked questions regarding the applicants preferred columnists, their view on the coup in July 2016, and the current president's most recent speech. This type of vetting deprives refugees of a non-discriminatory education. Continue reading to learn about a similar educational action in the past and how UNESCO addresses the situation.Read More