A Brief Guide to the Turkish Lira Crisis

Polen Türkmen analyses the causes that have led to the loss in value of the Turkish Lira.

Turkey: Our Might Makes Right

By Ruaraidh Maciver Middle East/Africa Editor, History Undergraduate Student Throughout history, we have seen attempts by every country across the globe to justify military action. In 2003, we heard President George W. Bush justify Operation Iraqi Freedom, as the existence of a ‘regime that threatens peace with weapons of mass murder’ was unacceptable to ‘the United…

Read All About It (Or Not): The Trouble with the Turkish Press

By Kate Cyr Correspondent, Masters Student in Peace & Conflict Studies Istanbul’s 2013 Gezi Park protests unearthed muddy tales of corruption, bias, and authoritarianism that powerful conglomerates and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) would have preferred buried indefinitely. The government received global scrutiny as anyone from students to grandmothers gathered in the streets…