In the ruins of Cizre

The smell of burned flesh permeated the basement, but inside there was little that could be identified as human at all. The walls were blackened by flames and only some small bone fragments remained; the smell was still thick, clinging to clothes and body alike.

March 15, 2016

‘Erdogan wants to silence all opposition media’

Tom Stevenson talks to Can Dundar , the editor of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper held in solitary confinement for his revelation of arms smuggling into Syria.

March 8, 2016

The rise and falter of HDP

Tom Stevenson talks to Ertugrul Kurkcu, the former head of the HDP.

February 16, 2016

“Winter offensive” in south-east Turkey

Thousands left Sur, the historic walled center of Diyarbakir, on Wednesday clutching suitcases and the few possessions they could carry. On their way out residents filed past groups of Turkish soldiers and the armoured vehicles they will soon use to bulldoze their way through streets and homes alike in their fight against Kurdish militants holed up in the city.

January 28, 2016