We are a nonprofit dedicated to shedding light on Turkey’s move away from democracy and toward authoritarianism–and what that means for global policy.
In recent years, Turkey’s domestic policy has become increasingly undemocratic while its aggressive foreign policy has contributed to a dangerous instability in the region. Turkey under the presidency of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the world’s number two jailer of journalists, a haven for Islamist extremism, and an aggressor in the MENA and Mediterranean regions.
Another of Turkey's iconic caricature magazines is closing: @UykusuzDergi publishes its last issue today. a decade ago the newsstands were full of mags like this one. Today, the space for satire is almost zero. https://twitter.com/UykusuzDergi/status/1617895884959932417
🇹🇷 is now effectively in breach of the Trilateral Memorandum that @MevlutCavusoglu signed in June & its pledge to stand behind NATO’s open door policy. The agreement, which 🇸🇪 has implemented in good faith, does not require 🇸🇪 to introduce blasphemy laws.+
"Currency investors are paying the highest premium in four months to hedge against further losses in Turkey’s lira as they brace for national elections."
"Turkey has cancelled indefinitely a trilateral mechanism meeting with Sweden and Finland scheduled for February after a weekend protest in Stockholm that drew condemnation from Ankara, state broadcaster TRT reported on Tuesday."