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24.07.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Islamists at War in Turkey

Islamists at War in Turkey

Last week witnessed what may be the last act of an unfolding struggle between two major Islamic movements in Turkey. Turkish president and leader of the AKP party Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused exiled Islamic leader Fethullah Gülen of plotting the failed coup against the government. Immediately thereafter Erdogan has unleashed… »

22.07.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Palestine: black and white not the only choice…

Palestine: black and white not the only choice…

Binarity Abdullah Issa (photo below) was a Palestinian child living in Syria from a family of refugees after the ethnic cleansing of 1948 by Israel. He was captured and accused of helping the Syrian government. He had injuries and was thought to be also treated for Thallasemia. Pictures show the… »

22.07.2016 Tony Henderson

Bangladesh: the cash crop of climate change

Bangladesh: the cash crop of climate change

It was recently reported on Pressenza that, asked about the impacts of climate change in Bangladesh’s coastal regions, eminent environmentalist Professor Ainun Nishat disagreed with those other experts who claim that internal migration may have already started due to the effects of climate change. In the interview carried by… »

20.07.2016 GreatGameIndia Magazine

Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

Coup In The Mad Sultan’s Palace An article published in March on the American Enterprise Institute’s website titled Could there be a coup in Turkey?, considered the possibility of a military coup transpiring in Turkey. Its author, David Rubin, explains Turkey’s predicament: The situation in Turkey is bad and… »

20.07.2016 Nelly Koureta

The European Union – An unfulfilled dream?

The European Union – An unfulfilled dream?

We are witnessing a historic moment in Europe. Hard-core, conservative politicians are occupying a vital space in European affairs and do not allow unifying thoughts, which would ensure the continuation of the European project, to be on the agenda. When the European Commission[1] eliminated from its policies the… »

18.07.2016 Tony Henderson

Turkey: people power, the media and a change in tone

Turkey: people power, the media and a change in tone

Like most viewers, I watching the events in Turkey unfold on television from Friday July 15 and the snatches of scenes not really telling the full story but giving an idea of what was taking place, especially with the word military coup getting aired. Quite disturbing. Not particularly aware of… »

15.07.2016 Silvia Swinden

Oxymorons take Power in the UK

Oxymorons take Power in the UK

The Brexit vote caught just about everybody unprepared, and the domino pieces are still falling, creating a crisis that saw a seemingly Teflon-like government collapse. David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister and the search for his replacement looked more like a Shakespearian farce than a political process. Boris Johnson was… »

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