"The international community must act against Turkey now," says Andrew Feinstein

Andrew Feinstein, director of Shadow World Investigations said that "The international community must act against Turkey now."

Andrew Feinstein, director of Shadow World Investigations, is interviewed by Erem Kansoy.

Topics discussed include Turkey’s use of chemical weapons in South Kurdistan, the shortcomings of the UN in taking up the issue due to the agenda-setting power of the security council. 

Feinstein also talked about the importance of international monitoring bodies that have taken up the issue of confirming the use of chemical weapons, such as the IPPNW, the necessity of building coalitions of peoples to demand their governments take action against Turkey, Turkey’s violations of international agreements of which they are party to, the interests of world powers, including economic relations and arms trading, that prevent them from acting against Turkey. 

He also touched upon issues such as the weakness and lack of integrity of international diplomacy today, the dangers of the precedent set by allowing the use of chemical weapons, and a discussion of the kinds of chemicals that are possibly being used by Turkey in South Kurdistan."

Andrew Feinstein is the director of Shadow World Investigations, and the executive director of Corruption Watch UK. He is also an author, and was formerly a member of the National Assembly of South Africa for the African National Congress (ANC).  


Shadow World Investigations was formed in 2019 by Andrew Feinstein and Paul Holden, and carries on some of the work previously undertaken by Corruption Watch UK.

It undertakes path-breaking investigations into cases of grand corruption, corporate malfeasance and excessive militarism, predominantly but not exclusively in the global arms trade. These case-studies are used to highlight the blurred lines between business and state, and to indicate the legal and political reforms that are needed to halt the corrosive impact of criminal and institutional corruption.

It focuses on the global arms trade – and the militarism that underpins it – because it encapsulates and typifies the way in which criminal and institutional corruption undermines good governance and causes untold damage across the globe.

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.  

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign - https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com

Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC} - http://www.campacc.org.uk

Medya Haber https://www.medyahaber.info/