Archivi tag: Turkey

ASIA/TURKEY – In the United Kingdom and Israel, new legislative proposals to sanction the recognition of the Armenian Genocide

London – Representatives of the United Kingdom House of Commons unanimously expressed their support for the bill proposed “at first reading” on Tuesday, November 9, by parliamentarian Tim Loughton in favor of the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. All 646 members of the House of Commons expressed their vote in support of the bill, which… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/TURKEY – Different signals from the Turkish authorities towards schools and foundations of non-Muslim minorities

Ankara – Apparently contradictory and difficult to decipher signals are coming from the different levels of Turkish power regarding the state of difficulty in which foundations and schools linked to minority religious communities have found themselves for some time. In recent days, the planning and budget commission of the Turkish Ministry of Education has by… Leggi tutto »

In Turkey, a citizen sentenced to prison for insulting the president

Tekiner faces twenty months in jail for insulting the president Originally published on Global Voices “jail” by khalid Albaih is licensed under CC BY 2.0 In 2016, German newspaper Bild published an article, titled “Dictator Erdoğan: Where does it all end?” criticizing Erdoğan's increasing authoritarianism. The story was translated into Turkish and shared across several local… Leggi tutto »

Turkey’s Uyghur dilemma in the context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Yet Ankara's recent alliances with Beijing are complicating historical bonds Originally published on Global Voices Illustration by Giovana Fleck, used with permission Turkey has traditionally been an ally of the Uyghurs due to strong linguistic, cultural, and religious ties. Yet Ankara's political and economic alliances with Beijing, including the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), have… Leggi tutto »

In Turkey, environmentalists struggle to preserve the city’s remaining green spaces

Validebağ Grove is among last remaining green spaces in Istanbul Originally published on Global Voices Local residents cleaning up the park. Screenshot from Center for Spacial Justice video. September 23, 2021. Validebağ Grove (Validebağ Korusu) is among the last remaining green spaces in Istanbul. Situated on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, the grove is home… Leggi tutto »