Category Archives: Turkey

A Desperate Flee: The Struggle of Syrian Refugees

By Ariana Siegel Syrian refugees are flooding camps on the Turkish and Lebanese borders as their government continues to meet protesters with violent repression. The Turkish Red Crescent has reported that over 11,000 Syrians currently reside in Turkish refugee camps, … Continue reading

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Turkey Solidifies Leadership amid Regional Turmoil

By Dexter Thompson-Pomeroy There are very few people in the world who have made plans for 2023. Even the Olympics have only been determined as far in advance as 2016. But in the weeks preceeding Turkey’s June 12 election, posters … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/19

Picture: King Abdullah of Jordan Jordan: – This week King Abdullah gave a speech outlining political reforms that could take place. The full text can be found online. The speech came a week before the King is set to visit … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/11

Picture: The Siege of Misrata (Foreign Policy) Libya: – This fighting intensified in Misrata, a city that has been under siege by Qaddafi’s troops for two months. At least 17 were killed. – The international community is taking a mixed … Continue reading

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Syrian Opposition to Meet amid Growing International Concern

Joshua Landis gives a succinct summary: “Opposition groups and activists are planning to meet in in Antalya, Turkey from May 31 to June 2 in an attempt to elect a transitional council, connect with protesters inside the country, and present the international community … Continue reading

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