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Joris Leverink


Joris Leverink is a political analyst and freelance writer based in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an editor for ROAR Magazine and a columnist for TeleSUR English. He has an academic background in cultural anthropology and political economy. Twitter handle: @Le_Frique

Comment: While Kurdish troops are busy ousting Islamic State group fighters from Raqqa, their homes are being shelled by the Turkish military and its Syrian proxies, writes Joris Leverink.

11 July, 2017

Comment: Defeating Islamic State will be just the beginning, and all parties involved in the victory will want recognition for their sacrifices, writes Joris Leverink.

08 May, 2017

Comment: In the wake of the failed 15 July coup, tens of thousands of people have been detained, arrested or lost their jobs, effectively paralysing Turkish institutions, writes Joris Leverink.

01 August, 2016

Comment: Recent plans to grant Turkish citizenship to Syrian refugees can be seen as an attempt by President Erdogan to stay in power, writes Joris Leverink.

15 July, 2016

Comment: Immediately after the attack in Ankara, Turkish authorities blamed Syrian Kurds, but the speed with which the suspect was identified has raised suspicions, argues Joris Leverink.

25 February, 2016

Comment: The HDP gathered in Ankara to elect its leadership and reaffirm its dedication to finding a peaceful and democratic solution out of the crisis, writes Joris Leverink.

28 January, 2016

Comment: With the arrest of two prominent journalists, Turkey's attempts at silencing the press shows no signs of abating, raising fears about the future of its democracy, writes Joris Leverink.

30 November, 2015