Entries by Simon Johns from 11/2011

Turkish Earthquake Reveals Nationalist Fault Lines

| Posted 11.06.2011 | UK

Out of tragedy, community is often born. Turkey realised that in 1999 when successive earthquakes here and in Greece prompted mutual outpourings of aid and led to reconciliation between the arch enemies. The earthquake in Van offers Turkey another chance at such "earthquake diplomacy," this time inviting it to make peace with its own citizens.