Turkey’s State of Emergency and the March to One-Man Rule

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

by Robert Olson Turkey declared a “State of Emergency” (OHAL) on July 20, five days after the failed coup. It is to last for three months but can be extended at four-month intervals indefinitely if parliament agrees., Since it became… Continue Reading  

An Egyptian Black Friday?

Egypt-Wounded-Protest

by Henry Precht The starting point for understanding Egypt’s August 14th massacre is Black Friday — September 8, 1978 — during the Iranian Revolution. On that day, 35 years ago, the Shah’s troops killed an untold number of demonstrators in… Continue Reading