Monthly Archives: September 2015

AFTER JUNE 2015 ELECTIONS: Turkey’s New Political Landscape — implications for domestic and foreign policy


(presented at European Policy Centre, EPC, on 15 September 2015) TURKEY AFTER 2015 JUNE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS In the recent parliamentary elections, the ruling party, AK Party, won 40.85 % of the popular vote, enough to finish first, but not enough … Continue reading

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Aylan Kurdi and the Swarm of Tears | Farzana Versey


(Counterpunch, September 8, 2015) Mumbai, India. Galip Kurdi lay dead a few feet away from his brother. There are no dirges for the five-year-old, as innocent as Aylan, as much a refugee seeking a life, without knowing the meaning of … Continue reading

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