From Aleppo To Istanbul, And Finally Durham

Yaman Islim | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yaman Islim

Durham is my home now, just like Istanbul was before, and Aleppo before that, I don't know where my journey will take me next but I just hope that when I return to Syria I will be able to contribute to a brighter future.

Britain's Seven Covert Wars

Mark Curtis | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain is fighting at least seven covert wars in the Middle East and North Africa, outside of any democratic oversight or control. Whitehall has in effect gone underground, with neither parliament nor the public being allowed to debate, scrutinise or even know about these wars...

Holiday Resort In Turkey Hit By Rockets

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK
Read More: UK News, Turkey, UK News

A Turkish holiday resort has been hit by rockets in the region of Antalya, local media reports. No casualties have yet been recorded following the str...

Open Borders: A Naïve And Unworkable Approach In Combating The Migrant Crisis

Thomas Smith | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

It is advisable the EU and international order avoid calls for open borders and instead create a detailed and structured framework with which to combat the crisis- an undeniably complex and onerous task.

Syrian Refugees, Now Exploited, Picking Europe's Tomatoes

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We have been working in Izmir for a while now, with families living in difficult conditions in the city. Too many people in tiny rooms with no money for food, dreaming of making the life-threatening crossing to Greece in the rubber boats that leave from there. But nothing could have prepared me for this...

Chief Brexiteer Backs What Vote Leave Campaign Warned Against

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has said he will support Turkey’s EU membership bid, just months after the Brexit campaign he championed warned of the same scenario. ...

Meet The Man Who Risks His Life To Track Islamic State's Weapon Supply

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK

“If you pick up a Kalashnikov and you’ve been doing this for a while, 99% of the time you can tell where it was manufactured, what the model was, ...

Wonders Of A Miracle: A Brighter Future For Syrian Refugee Children

Larissa Schneider | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Larissa Schneider

As the Syrian civil war continues into its fifth year, more than 2.7 million Syrian refugees are now living in Turkey. There is little hope among Syrians to return to their country in the near future, and Turkey has become home for large numbers of refugee families with children.

Banning the Burqa: Why Germans Get Worked Up About Ladies in Veils

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

But spotting a fully veiled woman at the local IKEA store or the main train station elsewhere in Germany can really get people angry. There's more than one reason as to why burqas, niqabs, hijabs and chadors and the like enrage the regular Joe, or Fritz.

#PowerShift Docu-Series Explores The Importance Of Social Media In Countries Where Censorship Is Rife

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech

In countries like Turkey, Iran, China and North Korea the local population are facing a new form of censorship: the censorship of the web. By controll...

Sexual Harassment in the Middle East

Johanna Higgs | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Don't laugh at sexist jokes, don't tolerate your friends harassing women and speak up when you see it happening. Don't dismiss the issue as being irrelevant, shrug you shoulders or say that it doesn't matter. We can all make a change.

Turkish News Channel Thinks 'Grand Theft Auto' Cheat Codes Are Secret Messages Sent By Coup Plotters

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A Turkish news presenter has been left red-faced after mistakenly reporting to have found secret codes used by coup plotters which were actually cheat...

So What Next for Turkey?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Ever since the attempted coup in Turkey on 15th July where at least 208 people were killed and more than 1400 injured, I have been meaning to contribu...

Turkey's State of Emergency - The Islamists Are Winning

Jody Sabral | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jody Sabral

There is a worrying atmosphere of revenge in Turkey these days, a vengeful willingness to oppress the oppressors. Turkey's culture war is swinging the other way after almost a century of secular rule. Just how far Erdogan's project to reshape the republic will go is anyone's guess, but he will definitely have to watch his back trying.

One Night in Turkey

Ian Linden | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Linden

What now? Is it too much to hope that Erdogan will stop and reflect and change course domestically. Sadly the coup came exactly after he had done a u-turn on foreign policy towards Russia and Egypt, though not on the renewal of the war against Kurdish armed nationalists. So it is most unlikely. It will legitimate more authoritarianism. Nor will our new Foreign Secretary, having insulted the man for trivial reasons, be able to make the slightest difference or influence him.

Turkey, and the Real Coup Is?

Jody Sabral | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Jody Sabral

The military coup, if we can call it that was an elaborate and dramatic development that benefits one man and his supporters. When will he learn to include the other fifty percent of the country, the one that supported his rise to power because they viewed him as the best of a bad bunch believing his promises of peace and security.

British Citizens In Turkey Told To Stay Indoors In Wake Of Attempted Coup

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

British citizens in Turkey have been advised to avoid public places and stay indoors following an attempted coup. The Foreign Office said: “There ha...

Labour MP Apologises After Turkey Coup Jeremy Corbyn 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

Jon Trickett, the MP for Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, has said sorry after comparing the bloody coup attempt in Turkey to the Labour party leadership ...

Terrifying Footage Reveals Moment Blasts Tore Through Istanbul Airport

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK

Dramatic footage from inside Istanbul's Ataturk Airport has shown the moment blasts tore through the busy tourist hub. At least 41 people are dead aft...

Dodgy Dave's Turkish Dishonesty

Matthew Ellery | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Ellery

"Misleading" and "absolutely wrong" is how the Prime Minister describes 'Leave' campaigners who suggest Turkey could join the European Union. Unfortunately for him, it's Mr Cameron who has in fact been "misleading" and "absolutely wrong" - and we have the evidence to prove it.

As a Welsh Woman of Faith, I Am Voting to Remain and Here's Why!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sahar Al-Faifi

Anyone, regardless their faith, race, gender and background ought to be treated equally and the EU provides a prominent avenue to promote such equality amongst its members, setting an aspiring global model and for this I am voting for the UK to remain in the EU.

Turkey's President Has Some Pretty Outdated Views On Women And Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Read More: Turkey, UK News, UK News

Turkey's president says having a career is no reason for women to reject motherhood. Speaking on Sunday at Turkey’s Women and Democracy Association ...

Turkish Tourism: Why a Holiday in Turkey Shouldn't Be Off the Radar...

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

The beach clubs of Kalkan are quiet this summer. At Yali Beach, the pristine white loungers line the freshly-painted decked terrace that looks out over the glassily-clear sea. A clutch of blue t-shirted waiters huddle at the bar, grinning with delight when customers appear.

Turkey's Oppression Machine - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Taffan Ako Sharif | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Taffan Ako Sharif

It was not too long ago that we were all expecting the Turkish state to be accepted into the European Union. While President Erdogan and his party AKP...

Meet the People on the Frontline

Mike Adamson | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit was held this week. It brought together charities, international organisations and world leaders from 175 cou...