Investigations

Our original investigations are conducted by a diverse global network of leading investigative journalists who put the public interest above all.

Is Erdogan Preparing “Erdoganistan”?

Erdogan has been in the news lately for his controversial role in supporting one of the sides in the Libyan conflict with Syrian jihadi mercenaries, but beneath the headlines, even more is going on. Three recent crucial incidents indicate that Erdogan has been getting ready for a significant move.

An opportunity not to be missed after Soleimani assassination

Most commentators responding to the assassination of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani are focusing on the possible negatives. They bemoan the potential retaliation against American targets or allies, some even theorize that it might lead to World War Three.

The Failure of Iran’s Shia Crescent

Iran is facing major challenges to its position as a regional power. Economic problems brought about by mismanagement and corruption and increased by U.S. sanctions have made funding its network of proxy forces difficult. This has led to increasingly disruptive protests in Lebanon as well.

“Turkish Products Become Money, Which Become Bullets.”

At a small grocery store in Derik, Syria, one dusty case of Sariyer soda water sits underneath a shelf. “The self-administration [of North and East Syria] gave us time to finish selling the Turkish products we had in stock, like this one,” said the store’s owner.

Myanmar’s For-Profit Genocide

Brutal operations against the Rohingya minority and stealing their land in Rakhine are crimes under international law — violations supported by Myanmar’s military business ties, foreign companies and arms deals. Arif Ismael ran an after-school tutoring program at his home before the mobs arrived to burn it down.

“Everyday, ISIS Detainees Try to Escape from Here”: Security Issues at Northeast Syria’s al Hol Camp Persist

The sprawling al Hol camp in Hasakah, Syria is a grim sight in the dead of winter. Aylu*, a YPJ member (women’s protection units, a group of female fighters in Northeastern Syria), is one of the camp’s administrators. “The situation hasn’t changed much since you were here last,” she said.

Subscribe

Subscribe now to get updates from us directly in your inbox every month!

Take Action

Your anonymous tip could be the beginning of a revelatory investigation. Help our journalists make a change, expose tyranny and serve the public interest. Truth in Journalism is our motto, and your voice matters.