The Turkish intellectual and actor Kemal Kocatürk felt forced to leave Istanbul. He was devastated by the political situation in Turkey and the tough line on dissent. He left behind friends, family and flat.
A month before Turkish national and presidential elections, the mood in the opposition brings to mind the atmosphere of the Gezi protests five years ago, and artists, actors and writers keep fighting for change.
Germany and Turkey both want to host Euro 2024 and the deadline for applications is now up. Turkey's chances are considered decent — because of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and despite his recent human rights record.
In 2013, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Turkey to protest Erdogan’s authoritarian policies. The memory of those days is still present in the current presidential election campaign.
After last year's failed coup, Turkey's massive crackdown on civil society is entering its eighth month. Here's why artists and intellectuals feel the latest wave of sackings in the country go one step further.
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