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Dersim Region: The Switzerland of Turkey?

Dersim Region: The Switzerland of Turkey?

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Nevertheless, Dersim still cannot be pointed out as a peaceful province. In the 1970s, Dersimis largely supported Marxist movements, and not only ideologically.…

Iraqi Forces Break ISIS Siege After U.S. Air Campaign

Iraqi Forces Break ISIS Siege After U.S. Air Campaign

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The Iraqi military announced Sunday it had broken a siege of the town of Amerli by forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, hours after the United States launched an air campaign to assist Iraqi civilians there.…

Kurdish Protester’s Killing Fuels anti-government March in Istanbul

Kurdish Protester’s Killing Fuels anti-government March in Istanbul

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Thousands of protesters have gathered in Istanbul in an anti-government rally to denounce government use of force against the demonstrators and to show solidarity with the Kurds after a Kurdish protester was killed in southeastern Turkey on Friday.…

Why Were Police So Angry?

Why Were Police So Angry?

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‘Why were police so angry?’: Turkish protesters slam police brutality as over 1,700 get arrested.…

Sweden’s winter Sámi Festival

Sweden’s winter Sámi Festival

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Despite the chilly temperatures, more than 30,000 people flock to Swedish Lapland every February to revel in the history of one of the world’s oldest nomadic cultures.…

Turkey’s Shiites Fear Contagion

Turkey’s Shiites Fear Contagion

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As violent clashes continue to boil in Syria, hundreds of thousands of Arabic-speaking Turkish Alawis fear the sectarian……

Turkey and Human Rights

Turkey and Human Rights

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Even as Turkey preaches human rights to neighbours, its record at home is patchy…