Intervista sulle elezioni in Germania (24.9.21)

Intervista di Mariano Giustino, corrispondente di Radio Radicale in Turchia, sulle elezioni in Germania di domenica 26 settembre in riferimento alle relazioni Ankara-Berlino; sull’impatto che avranno nelle relazioni Germania-Turchia; sulla percezione della Turchia in Germania e sulle posizioni dei vari partiti politici nei confronti del governo turco e sulla comunità di origine turca e curda. Read More …

German elections and Turkey Part 2: Migration and German-Turks (22.9.21)

DuvarEnglish article on the elections in Germany on 26 September 2021 and what role migration and German-Turks play … Abstract: In the next German parliament, at least 20 MPs will have a background in Turkey, the highest number ever. All democratic parties, including the conservative ones, will send German-Turks to the Bundestag, in total 5 Read More …

German elections and Turkey – Part 1: What do the party programs say?

DuvarEnglish article (6 Sept. 2021) on the upcoming elections in Germany … Abstract: Turkey plays virtually no role in the campaigns of the political parties prior to the Sept. 26 election in Germany. Nevertheless, the election result will also have a major impact on German-Turkish relations, as a continuation of the current coalition is practically Read More …

Wowereit and Black Wolf (24.8.2021)

DuvarEnglish article about societal change driven by individuals both in Germany and Turkey. Abstract: Although homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey, it is not widely accepted, as was the case in Western Europe until recently. In Germany, it took a 2001 mayor in Berlin to advance recognition. In Turkey, this role could fall to a Read More …

The center is far right (10.8.21)

DuvarEnglish article on the government and the opposition … Abstract: In Turkey and abroad, the criticism focuses on the government and President Erdoğan. This portrays the opposition in a more democratic light. Something for which there is little substance. Most opposition parties rally with the government at the far right of the political spectrum. Full Read More …

Consumption and crisis (27.7.21)

Article for DuvarEnglish, abstract: Domestic tourism boomed during the bayram week. Hotels, beaches, resorts, shopping centers, were all full. All this during an economic crisis between a third and fourth wave of the pandemic? However, this form of consumption is not a good economic indicator, but distracts from the economic problems most Turks have been Read More …

Intervista: Dissidenti turchi in Germania (RadioRadicale, 27.7.21)

Intervista dal correspondente di Radio Radicale in Turchia, Mariano Giustino, con me sulla situazione di dissidenti turchi in Germania. I dissidenti turchi sono in pericolo in Turchia e ovunque, non sono al sicuro da nessuna parte. Il 7 luglio scorso Erk Acarer, un giornalista turco, è stato aggredito nel cortile di casa sua a Berlino. Read More …

A relatively positive agenda…at least until Merkel is out (30.6.2021)

DuvarEnglish article on the European Council under Portuguese EU presidency (January-June 2021) … Abstract: Even with the sustained status quo on Cyprus, EU-Turkey relations might become more troublesome after the elections in Germany in late September. After a new government is sworn in, Merkel is out. Turkey will lose its strongest ally, who has been Read More …

Greece and Turkey as close and distant neighbors (DuvarEnglish, 15.6.21)

DuvarEnglish article on Greeks and Turks … Abstract: What do Greeks and Turks think about one another? A survey conducted in both countries reveals widespread agreement, e.g. that the EU is unfair and that the East-Med is a major confrontational issue, however, the citizens from both countries largely do not feel that their cultures are Read More …