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Mit großer Bestürzung haben wir vom gewaltsamen Tod des türkisch-kurdischen Menschenrechtsanwalts Tahir Elçi Kenntnis genommen. Es sind Menschen wie er, die das Land braucht, um die Hoffnung auf eine demokratische und friedliche Zukunft am Leben zu erhalten.
Die AKP kann wieder alleinig die Regierung stellen, in der letzten Wahl hat sie an alte Erfolge angeknüpft. Die tiefe Spaltung des Landes, jedoch ist geblieben. Eine Wahlanalyse von Kristian Brakel, Büroleiter der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Istanbul.
Currently, up to 4 million trees are cleared in connection to the construction of the 3rd Bosphorus bridge and a new airport, and this might just be the beginning. Against the background of this threat, Turkish environmentalists have organized protests and taken up the fight against deforestation. Due to problems with democratic decision-making and the rule of law, civil society efforts have so far shown very limited results. One of the pressing questions of the future, therefore, will be which other options are available to civil society to respond to the threat of deforestation.
To assess the impact of the EU environmental acquis in the context of the EU-Turkey accession negotiations and reinforce networks between European and Turkish environmental civil society actors, a delegation of Turkish legal experts, parliamentarians, academics and environmental activists visited Brussels between 26th and 29th January 2016.
Cuma Çiçek from Mardin Artuklu University and Vahap Coşkun from Dicle University co-wrote a report for the Peace Foundation: "The Resolution Process From Dolmabahçe to Today: Comprehending the Failure and Finding a New Path".
The second issue of Alternatif is out. Knowing that the refugee crisis will continue to be on top of the Turkish agenda, we gave it wide coverage: Feature articles seek answers to the situation in Turkey with a special focus on the current paradigm shift following the EU-Turkey summit on refugees in December 2015. From an alternetif perspective, we tried to look to the foreign policy agenda of the country with Jens Siegert's article on the recent tension between Russia and Turkey, and to domestic politics alike through the interview with Bekir Ağırdır about the November 1 election results and the "surreal state of mind" of the Turkish society. On the culture pages, we hosted Emin Alper and his recent film Abluka (Fenzy) which portrays the "bitter irony of reality". All articles can be reached here: ....
In the hope of having prepared an interesting and insightful issue of Alternatif, we like to wish all our readers a happy and productive new year.