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Emin Özmen
Turkish, b. 1985 (Nominee)
Featured Essays
Nov 19, 2019
Since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a ground and air assault on northern Syria against Kurdish militants on oct 9th, insisting that it is fighting terrorism, border towns have been paying a heavy price as they’ve been under rocket and mortar fire.
With already 20 dead and 80 wounded in Turkey, communities have been hurt at home and old wounds and anxieties have reopened in southeast... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 5, 2019
Southeast Turkey has became a home for thousands of Syrian refugees who fled the war that rages in their country. It is easier for them to live and work in this area because local people speak the same language and have the same culture of living. Emin Ozmin, on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, photographed the groups of young Syrians helping their families and communities rebuild and resettle... More...
Featured Essays
Sep 3, 2019
On February 7th, 2017 6,000 of Turkey's 150,000 academics were fired. One hundred came from Ankara University, and its Political Science department (known as the Mulkiye) was especially hard hit.
Founded in 1859 during the Ottoman Empire, the Mulkiye’s goal was to develop the country's ongoing modernization and westernization efforts by educating administrators in modern standards in order to adapt... More...
May 8, 2019
Ekrem Imamoglu of the opposition Republican People’s Party was elected mayor of Istanbul on March 31, defeating the ruling party candidate, former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. The election result represented the end of 25 years of the Justice and Development Party ( AKP ) and its Islamist predecessor governing the capital. Following controversy, Erdogan’s AKP charged that a series of election irregularities... More...
Featured Essays
Feb 13, 2019
On January 23rd, Juan Guaidó, as the leader of the Venezuelan legislature, and citing articles 233 and 333 of Venezuela's constitution against President Nicolas Maduro controversial re-election, declared himself acting president of Venezuela. Guaidó called on all of those opposed to Maduro and his government to continue protesting "until Venezuela is liberated". Several pro-Guaido protests then took... More...