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Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul

Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul

When a segment of a major fault line goes quiet, it can mean one of two things: The “seismic gap” may simply be inactive — the result of two tectonic plates placidly gliding past each other — or the segment ...

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Socialist International passes declaration on Gezi Park

Socialist International passes declaration on Gezi Park

Socialist International (SI) members who were gathered in Istanbul for their annual Council Meeting issued a declaration in support of the Gezi Park protesters’ demands on Nov. 12. The umbrella organization representing socialist parties from across the world described the ...

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What trees tell us about Turkey’s future

What trees tell us about Turkey’s future

Four months ago demonstrations about trees in Istanbul’s Gezi Park grew into mass protests against the rule of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Now trees – or, put another way, the polarised politics of big development projects – have sprouted ...

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