Sarp Kerem Yavuz
Sarp Kerem Yavuz

The Turkish Government is Committing Crimes Americans Can't Even Imagine

What do you call a government that bulldozes through a university forest in the middle of the most important religious holiday of the year?

Latest News From Turkey is a Joke, Erdogan's 'Democracy Package' is Just a Stunt

While Prime Minister Erdogan presented his recent "democratization package," his government continued to deconstruct Turkish democracy.

Turkey Protests 2013: This Cloud Of Tear Gas Says All You Need to Know

The death toll in Turkey rises to seven as the government's conspiracy theories don't seem to end.

Taksim Protests Resume En Masse As Erdogan Loses Ground

A man died in Hatay last night after being shot in the head with a teargas canister by the police. Mass protests are rocking Turkey yet again.

Turkey's Erdogan Cries On TV During Reading Of a Muslim Brotherhood Poem

The dramatic poem was writen by Mohamed Al-Beltag, one of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's leaders, for his deceased daughter.

My Generation Is Clueless About Government Oppression

And I am clueless about resistance.


Is the World Getting Tired Of Turkey's Protests Against Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

The world has grown weary. Have we?

Turkish Protests 2013: Gay Pride in Turkey Finally Has Its Moment

As Turkey, a notoriously macho and homophobic society, has begun to demand its rights, members of its LGBT community are feeling freer to be who they are.

Taksim Square Protest: These Crazy Conspiracy Theories Show the Turkish Government Has Lost It

The government's photo-shopping skills are questioned and the mayor of Ankara accuses a BBC reporter of espionage. Another day in Absurdistan.

Taksim Square Protests: Turkish Police Attacking Children, Ignoring Geneva Convention

The police have no qualms with attacking hospitals, medical tents, mothers, and children, it seems.

Taksim Square Protests: As Media Reports Protests Calming Down in Instanbul, Brutal Crackdowns Hit Ankara

While the local and global media are focusing on Istanbul, the people of Ankara are being hunted, assaulted and taken in by the police.


Taksim Square Protest: After Four Years Away, I'm Coming Back to the Best and Worst Of My Country

I left Turkey to attend college in the U.S. because I was afraid of what an Islamist government might do. Upon returning home, it seems my worst fears have been realized.