Articles by: John Tully

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Informit: The dead hand of the past

The Armenian genocide and the Kurdish question Until such time as the Turkish state apologises for the Armenian genocide, which took place in 1915, there can be no just and lasting solution to Turkey's conflict with its Kurdish minority. The Armenian genocide stemmed from the Young Turks' project to construct an ethnically homo geneous state in Anatolia, and the Turkish republic has never broken with that vision. Nor has Turkey ever been an inclusive democracy.…

The Kurds and Turkish-Australian Complicity, by John Tully

Contextualising the arrest of Kurdish-Australian journalist Renas Lelikan

Informit: The Kurds and Turkish-Australian complicity

On 14 October 2016, the Kurdish-Australian journalist Renas Lelikan was freed on bail after spending three months on remand in NSW prisons, where he was repeatedly threatened with death by supporters of ISIS. Mr Lelikan is charged with membership of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which was listed as a terrorist organisation by the Howard government in 2005. His bail conditions include a $1.5 million surety, posted by the Kurdish community, and a dusk-to-dawn curfew.…