The former co-chair of Turkey’s leading leftist party has been imprisoned for more than two years. His incarceration is an attack on democratic rights — and a boon to right-wing tyrants everywhere.
Djene Bajalan is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Missouri State University. His research focuses on Middle Eastern affairs and he has previously taught and studied in the United Kingdom, Turkey, and Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Republican Party has more in common with Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian AKP than GOP leaders would like to admit.
There are frightening parallels between the Armenian genocide and the situation of Kurds in Turkey today.
The Kurdish struggle has been undermined by world-power clashes over the future of Syria.
The Turkish military isn't a friend to democracy or progress, and never has been.