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Syria's Displaced Youth
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...
Turkey's Crackdown on Intellectuals
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...
Istanbul Mayor's Election Vote Overturned
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...
Venezuela's Political Crisis
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...
Ongoing Civil War in South Sudan
Jan 9, 2019
According to the UN last reports, more than 4.2 million civilians had been displaced since the beginning of the civil war in South Sudan (2013). Around 120,000 people took refuge in the POC site of Bentiu. Ruthless violence has raged for years in countries located south of Bentiu town. The civilian population has been directly targeted by all warring parties, including with mass killings and gang rapes,...