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Burcu Karakaş


Gezi, the Kurds, and Our Kids

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Those who wanted to march towards the Democratic Solution Tent were intercepted by gas bombs and water cannons. Yet you didn’t see them, although there were kids present in that march. You didn’t see them, because in fact you have been watching penguins every day for the past thirty years. “Wait a second…We have been watching Diyarbakir from the same media for the past thirty years, have we not?” On one of those days when the police were busy trying to repel the ...

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Burcu Karakaş


Burcu Karakaş received her BA in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University, and her MA in journalism and Middle Eastern studies from Boston University. Her MA thesis was entitled “The Kurdish Problem in State Discouse: A Case Study of the Diyarbakır Military Prison.” She started her journalism career in 2010 at the Foreign Affairs bureau of the Turkish daily Milliyet. She currently works as the Diplomacy Correspondent at Milliyet’s Ankara office.