Eighteen years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi Shiites are divided on the relationship between political power, ethnicity, and religious legitimation.
We Cannot Use Victimhood to Justify Victimizing Others: An Interview with Alice Rothchild on Facing the Israeli Racism in Palestine
The idea that as a victim, I can do anything to survive, even if that means victimizing others, is morally and politically problematic. Until the Jewish community overcomes this particular way of dealing with the traumas of the Holocaust, we will never get out of…
To End the Civil War in Yemen, the Local Dimension is the Key: An Interview with Maysaa Shuja al-Deen
The people of Yemen cannot attain peace without the political will of the STC, the Houthis, or whoever is there. Enhancing the local governance is a must because the local actors are more in touch with the real situation there.
Today, we have children carrying guns because they think that the war is a solution. We need to reverse this psychology and convince people to think that we can make peace.
Peace is the objective, but false peace only postpones conflict and often makes the subsequent conflict much worse.
What is the future of Afghan peace talks? Will Afghans finally see peace in the war-torn country after two decades of war?
Today, there are conflicting societal undercurrents in the US such as the increasing activism of black movements and the growing radicalism of white-supremacists. Will this end up with a civil war?
The Last Remaining Arms Control Treaty between the US and Russia Expires Soon: An Interview with Rebecca Davis Gibbons on the New START
New START Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty is expiring on February 5, 2021. Nihan Duran interviewed Rebecca Davis Gibbons on the meaning and significance of the New START Treaty between the U.S. and Russia.
Living as Muslim in New Zealand after the Christchurch Mosque Attacks: An Interview with Anjum Rahman
All the concerns are still there. There are people, going down the path of hate. The systemic and institutional discrimination is still there. But for me, this is my country, my home. I do not belong anywhere else.
First thing we should do is to stop talking all the time about Islam. Because when we talk about Islam, we are just reflecting our own complexes.
“Trumpism was an aberrational swing of the political pendulum to the extreme right”: Interview with Poka Laenui
Trump’s ilk will not completely disappear from the US, but they have always been there under other names such as racist, Islamophobic, fascist, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), Proud Boys, and so on.
Palestinians have nothing to lose because living under occupation, oppression, tyranny, and losing their dignity is not a life. As long as they refuse to give up their fight for their cause, victory will be their ultimate destiny.
Turkey became a very influential actor in the Middle East and Eurasia. But this Turkey was not the master of its own sky. That is why starting from neighbors who can intrude, up to unmanned aerial vehicles, Turkey needs to protect its sovereignty in the…
Slowing economic growth, cuts on living wages and narrowing opportunities for social mobility have led to a phenomenon of middle class discontent. This has manifested in a number of protest movements of which Brexit, the Yellow Vests movement in France, and Occupy Wall Street are…
No harm can come from free communication. But we need to know, who is doing what and why. These +90 and Gulf-sponsored media outlets are targeting Turkish politics but Turkey is strong enough to resist them.
The core of communication never changes. There is only one aim of communication: convince to change. The indication of convincing is to lead a change. You will convince and change the attitude.
For German Tourists, Turkey is a Top Destination: An Interview with German and Turkish Travel Agencies
Despite occasional rows between German and Turkish authorities, German tourists have increasingly chosen Turkey as their holiday destination. The New Turkey interviewed Kerstin Heinen, the spokesperson for the German Travel Association (Deutscher ReiseVerband, DRV) and Firuz B. Baglikaya, President of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies,…
Selahattin Emre Celebi conducted an interview with Ferhat Unlu, one of the authors of the book ‘Diplomatic Cruelty: The Dark Secrets of the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi,’ which seeks to shed light on the Jamal Khashoggi murder that occurred in Istanbul on October 2, 2018,…
With the Rohingya crisis, the Syrian civil war and the crisis in Yemen, Turkey has increased its efforts in humanitarian assistance. We interviewed President of Kızılay (Turkish Red Crescent), Kerem Kinik, to discuss how Turkey’s policies in humanitarian aid have developed in the last 15…
“Artists Should Firmly Stand Against Neighborhood Pressure in Turkey”: An Interview with Kutlug Ataman
During an interview with Isa Tatlican from Sabah, Kutlug Ataman emphasized that artists should not bow down to neighborhood pressure in Turkey.
“We have prepared this project to position Islamic philosophy to its rightfully earned place in the general history of philosophy. As long as we don’t position Islamic philosophy and sciences in the general history of thought, we won’t be able to regain our historical consciousness…