Stories about Turkey from November, 2014
As Turkish Women Struggle for Freedom from Violence, Their President Tells Them: Give up on Equality
2014 has been another horrendous year for violence against women in Turkey. In this context, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's suggestion women should seek "equivalence" instead of equality has disappointed many.
Western Media Is Obsessed With Kurdish Female Fighters Battling ISIS
Social networking sites are abuzz with pictures of female Peshmergas. However, there are dozens of examples which illustrate women fighters are not new, but have existed within Kurdish communities historically.
Western Commentators Still Getting Turkey's Gezi Park Protests Wrong
Over a year after the Gezi Park protests rocked Turkey, some are still going to considerable effort to misunderstand them.
Turkish President's Columbus Comments Trigger “Mosque on the Moon” Mockery
Turkish President Recep Erdoğan has been challenging Columbus' discovery of America and promising to build a mosque in Cuba. This is perfect fodder for the country's satirists.