Turkey’s Human Rights Beatdown

The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, recently defended his country as a state of law. Many, however, would describe Turkey as a state under siege. Erdogan has purged Turkey of opponents to his administration and has jailed journalists, media critics, and…

Is Kurdish Statehood Finally Within Reach?

The Kurds may be getting closer to achieving their century-old quest for independence. With a population estimated at thirty million, the Kurds are the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East and one of the world’s largest groups without a…

Honor Killings in Pakistan

Two teenagers in Karachi, Pakistan were recently electrocuted because they planned to elope in defiance of the tradition of arranged marriage. In 2016, an anti-honor killing law was enacted, but these atrocities continue. The International Honour Based Violence Network (HBVA)…