British journalist Steele concerned about Turkish democracy

The Guardian Newspaper Ex Chief Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Steele expressed his concern about Turkish democracy.

The Guardian Newspaper Ex Chief Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Steele was interviewed by Erem Kansoy about the Turkish state’s ongoing attacks against the HDP, including the Kobane Trial, the attempt to ban the HDP and the murder of HDP member Deniz Poyraz, Turkey’s occupation of Rojava/Northern Syria and South Kurdistan/Northern Iraq, the NATO summit and the failure of international states to challenge Turkey’s expansionism in the region, and the recent delegation to South Kurdistan/Northern Iraq and the International Initiative 'Defend Kurdistan Against Turkish Occupation'.

Jonathan Steele served for many years as the Guardian's Chief Foreign Correspondent. He has reported frequently from Iraqi Kurdistan and was one of the first Western journalists to go to Rojava in 2015 shortly after the liberation of Kobane. He was the Guardian's Washington correspondent during Jimmy Carter's presidency and its Moscow correspondent from 1988 to 1994. He has written books on Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Africa.

The interview was prepared with the support of the Freedom for Ocalan Campaign and the Peace in Kurdistan campaign in collaboration with Medya Haber TV and Sterk TV.