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Institute of Turkish Studies Caught in Turkeys Crackdown on Academic Freedom

Institute of Turkish Studies Caught in Turkey’s Crackdown on Academic Freedom

By Liam Scott October 7, 2021

For over 30 years, the Turkish government-funded Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) was the only U.S.-based nonprofit that supported the development of Turkish studies in U.S. higher education. Widely...

Global Press Freedoms Decline, Activists Say

By Hannah Urtz April 27, 2017

Press freedoms have declined in the United States and around the world as authoritarian governments and strongmen erode journalist protections, according to Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 World Press...

Democracy Falters Following Coup

By Wasil Rezk October 4, 2016

The Turkish military-led coup attempt in July caught the eyes of millions around the world. As time progressed and it became clear that the coup had failed, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began...

GREGORY: The Convoluted Kurdish Question

By Matthew Gregory April 26, 2016

Every time a politician suggests a new approach to Middle East policy, the Kurdish ethnic group comes up as an unlikely ally. “We need to arm the Kurds now,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R - Texas) said in September....

GREGORY: Two Foes And A Fragile Alliance

By Matthew Gregory April 12, 2016

Istanbul’s Istiklal Street is the city’s main commercial thoroughfare, containing a variety of businesses and connecting the famous landmarks Taksim Square and Galata Tower. On weekends, around 3 million...

Georgetown Students Join Turkish Protests

By Madison Ashley June 11, 2013

  ADIYAMAN, TURKEY — As thousands in Istanbul clash with police, Georgetown students in both Turkey and Washington, D.C. have joined in protest against an intransigent Turkish government. Kaan Inan (SFS ’14),...

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