Turkey s Radical Right and the Kurdish Issue The MHP s Turkey s current government s democratic opening project has led to a series of political discussions regarding the cause and resolve of the Kurdish issue One major consequence of this debate has been the polarization of opinion between Thousands of Iraqis protest against Turkey s troop Thousands of Iraqis across the country protested against the deployment of Turkey s troops to a base near the northern city of Mosul, held by Islamic State militants Protesters chanted anti Turkish slogans and burned and trampled on Turkish flags. Turkey profile Timeline BBC News A chronology of key events in the history of Turkey, from to the present Counter Guerrilla Counter Guerrilla Turkish Kontrgerilla is the Turkish branch of Operation Gladio, a clandestine stay behind anti communist initiative backed by the United States as an expression of the Truman Doctrine.The founding goal of the operation was to erect a guerrilla force capable of countering a possible Soviet invasion The goal was soon expanded to subverting communism in Turkey. Arguments for and against Turkey s EU membership FOR Turkey s EU membership AGAINST Turkey s EU membership GEOGRAPHY Istanbul is a great European city that lies at the economic and cultural heart of Turkey. Turkey s PKK Conflict Kills almost , in Two Years On July , an Islamic State ISIS suicide bomb attack killed and injured than mostly pro Kurdish young activists in the majority Kurdish town of Suru in south eastern Turkey. Neophytos Loizides About Neophytos Loizides joined the School in September and has been a Chair in International Conflict Analysis since October Dr Loizides is the author of The Politics of Majority Nationalism Framing Peace, Stalemates, and Crises published by Stanford University Press and Designing Peace Cyprus and Institutional Innovations in Divided Societies published by the University Questions Rep of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs Why does Turkey want to become an EU member Turkey s accession to the EU is our strategic choice and would be the natural outcome of comprehensive, centuries long relations with European countries. Cypriot intercommunal violence Several distinct periods of Cypriot intercommunal violence involving the two main ethnic communities, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, marked mid th century Cyprus.These included the Cyprus Emergency of during British rule, the post independence Cyprus crisis of , and the Cyprus crisis of .Hostilities culminated in the de facto division of the island along the Association for Cultural Studies Association for The Association for Cultural Studies is delighted to announce that the next ACS Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference will be held in Shanghai, China, in August .