Why the EU-Turkey Deal Violates Fundamental Rights

Wars and conflicts have forced more people to flee their countries than any time since World War II. In Europe, more than a million migrants arrived in 2015, sparking a ‘migration crisis’ as countries struggled to cope with the numbers.…

What Bulgarians Fear About Tomorrow’s Referendum in Turkey

Виж по-долу за българската версия на тази статия. / See below for the Bulgarian version of this article. Allow me to briefly share what provoked me to write this article: I will not write about the things that every political…

My Time at the Council of Europe

Besides the European Union, there is another European organization with a very similar name: the Council of Europe. This organization has more members than the EU – including for example Russia and Turkey, but its purpose is more narrowly defined.…

Speaking up in the streets of Istanbul – Alvise Pérez

With Dutch journalist Ebru Umar, who was released from arrest by the Turkish authorities yesterday, still being denied her right to leave the country, we decided to subtitle this video by Alvise Pérez. Alvise was attending IFLRY’s General Assembly Istanbul,…

Here’s what you need to know about the Turkish elections – Ekin Can Genç

It’s been a week since the Turkish general elections. Unlike the previous elections or referenda of the past 12 years, this one was not a clear victory for AKP or the party’s de facto leader Erdogan. Turkish politics has so…