Turkey’s use of Syrian rebels ‘helped weaken’ Aleppo rebellion

Turkey’s use of Syrian rebels ‘helped weaken’ Aleppo rebellion

The Syrian army is close to retaking full control of Aleppo for the first time since the uprising began. FRANCE 24 interviews a leading journalist to discuss what’s behind the rebels’ retreat and the big picture implications for Syria and the region. Aleppo, Syria’s most populous city and the nation’s economic hub, has been a […]

Turkey’s pro-Kurd party to boycott parliament after MP arrests

Turkey’s pro-Kurd party to boycott parliament after MP arrests

The pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) on Sunday said it was halting all its activities in the Turkish parliament after nine of its MPs, including the two co-leaders, were arrested. The decision means that MPs from the HDP — the third-largest party in parliament with 59 seats — will no longer sit in the Meclis […]

Turkey’s post-coup crisis arrives in Europe, dividing the diaspora

Turkey’s post-coup crisis arrives in Europe, dividing the diaspora

The showdown between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen following the July 15 coup is not only dividing Europe’s Turkish communities but it’s also sowing discord within the diaspora. In the southern German city of Stuttgart, 15 members of a local football team quit last month after threats vowing to “drink […]