William Gourlay is a PhD candidate in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Australia; he was a visiting researcher at the Centre for Modern Turkish Studies at İstanbul Şehir University, Turkey, in 2014-15. Follow him at @GourlayWill.
Conflicting interests in crowded skies prolong Syria’s agony
Turkey-Russia spat is a symptom of different, often incompatible agendas.
Politics and diplomacy in Turkey: time to talk
Beset by domestic and regional crises, Turkey has adopted a defensive posture where dialogue would be preferable.
Syrian Kurds turn the tables on ISIS
Syrian Kurds have won a strategic victory in Tel Abyad, uniting two of their self-run cantons and putting ISIS on...
Turkey: seeing Kurdish politics through a narrow prism
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Published in: HomeAfter Gezi: Turkish-Kurdish fault lines
Turkey’s political landscape may be shifting in the wake of the Gezi protests, but the Kurdish peace process is...