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Ayça Çubukçu

Turkey Page Co-Editor

Bu Ulvi Mucadelemizde: Misir'dan sonra, Turkiye ve Teror uzerine

[Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Images via Wikimedia Commons.]

Bu Ulvi Mücadelemizde: Mısır'dan sonra, Türkiye ve Terör üzerine  Başbakan Erdoğan’ın Türkiye’deki hükümeti ile Mısır’daki General Sisi hükümetinin arasındaki ortak nokta ne? Cevap “hiçbir şey” olamaz—en azından, on yıllık uzun görev süresi boyunca Erdoğan iktidarının yasal, liberal ve ölümcül gücüne karşı durma cesareti gösterenler için. Işte bu yüzden Erdoğan 17 Ağustos 2013’te Mısır'da gördüklerini “Bir Mısırlı tankın karşısına çıkıyor, elinde molotof yok, silah ...

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In This Sublime Struggle of Ours: After Egypt, on Turkey and Terror

[Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Images via Wikimedia Commons.]

What does Prime Minister Erdoğan’s government in Turkey have in common with General Sisi’s in Egypt? “Nothing” cannot be the answer—at least not for those who have dared to confront the legal, liberal, and lethal force of Erdoğan’s rule during a long decade of tenure. This is why on 17 August 2013, when he described what he saw in Egypt as “an Egyptian standing in front of a tank with no molotov, no weapon, and no stone but who is shot and martyred,” Erdoğan could become ...

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New Texts Out Now: Ayca Cubukcu, The Responsibility to Protect: Libya and the Problem of Transnational Solidarity

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Ayça Çubukçu, “The Responsibility to Protect: Libya and the Problem of Transnational Solidarity,” Humanitarianism and Responsibility, special issue of Journal of Human Rights 12 (2013). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? Ayça Çubukçu (AÇ): This article originated in a piece I wrote for Jadaliyya during the vitalizing days of the Arab Spring, in the heat of debate about the virtues of an international military intervention in Libya. As Jadaliyya readers would ...

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"Operational Accidents": On the Turkish State and Kurdish Deaths

[Funeral of killed Kurdish citizens of Turkey. Image from i.radikal.com]

Reading the press release issued by the Turkish Armed Forces on Thursday, 29 December 2011, it is impossible to get the sense that during the previous night, its warplanes struck and killed thirty-five citizens of Turkey, many of them high school students and all of them civilians. When referring to the young Kurdish villagers it killed, the Turkish Armed Forces merely noted that it received drone-generated intelligence showing a group of people advancing along Turkey’s ...

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New Texts Out Now: Ayca Cubukcu, On Cosmopolitan Occupations: The Case of the World Tribunal on Iraq

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Ayça Çubukçu, “On Cosmopolitan Occupations: The Case of the World Tribunal on Iraq,” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 13.3 (2011): 422-442. Jadaliyya: What made you write this article? Ayça Çubukçu: The origin of this article goes back to my fieldwork with the global network of activists that constituted the World Tribunal on Iraq from 2003 to 2005. The World Tribunal on Iraq was an experimental project of the global anti-war movement, which ...

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Killing in the Name of: Libya, Sovereignty, Humanity

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Libyans are begging to be saved, we have been told. We are also told that the international community has the responsibility to protect Libyans. It is now March 11, 2011. Yesterday, the Republic of France recognized the sovereignty of the Interim Transitional National Council of the Libyan Republic, presumably as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people. France is scheduled to send an ambassador to Benghazi soon, but she may arrive too late, or too early. ...

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"The Responsibility to Protect": Notes on Libya, Sovereignty, and the UN Security Council

[The UN Security Council in session. Image from alphabetic.info]

I am writing on 27 February 2011, when there are calls for the international community to intervene, if necessary with violence, into Libyan affairs. Most recently, and “in a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage US intervention in the Balkans and Iraq, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives appealed Friday for the United States and NATO to "immediately" prepare military action to help bring down the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.” ...

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Bio

Ayça Çubukçu

 

Ayça Çubukçu is Assistant Professor in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously, she taught for the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. She is co-editor of the Turkey Page.