While displaying empathy with regards to Turkey’s sensitivities, Russia is realizing that it will not be able to find a sustained solution in Syria without winning over the Kurds. This is a point on which Turkey opts to be shortsighted.
Several human rights groups have penned a letter to the UN Human Rights Office asking the organization to urge the Turkish government not to discriminate against LGBTI+ individuals and to take necessary steps to protect the LGBTI+ community from any attacks.
Congolese opposition politician Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko has disappeared in Ankara after flying to the Turkish capital for health treatment in late July. He boarded a plane belonging to Qatar and landed at Ankara's Esenboğa airport on July 30, and has not been heard from since.
COVID-19 confirmed what I have always known and experienced - that even among white, middle-class families, household and childcare chores are hopelessly lopsided. While the “modern man” undertakes some of the chores, what he mostly takes over is either considered in line with male roles.
Hale Gönültaş writes: 38-year-old Afghani nurse Nefise Ajuri suffered burns on her body and face and lost part of her nose and her right ear as well as partial vision in her left eye as a result of an acid attack in Kabul in 2014. Ajuri has since made her way to Turkey. She lives with her three children in Ankara, has sustained numerous surgeries and continues to fight for her life.
The U.S. State Department said in its 2019 report on terrorism that Turkey's broadly defined anti-terrorism law is being used by Ankara as a tool to detain and arrest opposition politicians and others critical of the government. “Prosecutors used a broad definition of terrorism and threats to national security to file criminal charges against and prosecute a broad range of individuals, including journalists, opposition politicians, activists, and others critical of the government,” it said.
Even though Sisi always said they would not just watch Turkey increase its involvement, it was believed that he would avoid a military adventure. The major fear of Sisi is that in the event that Islamist forces win in Libya, there is a possibility that Muslim Brotherhood, which he toppled in a 2013 coup, may have the chance to take revenge.
Volkan Bozkır, a lawmaker from Turkey's ruling AKP, has been elected as president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, which begins in September 2020. Bozkır is the first Turkish national to head the General Assembly.
There has not been a confirmed case of coronavirus case in Greek refugee camps, but that is a catastrophe waiting to happen, the UNHCR warned. In refugee camps where asylum seekers are poorly fed and suffer from various diseases, the results could be extreme, according to Dimitris Patestos, the head of the Lesbos branch of the Doctors of the World.
The U.N. Security Council will on Feb. 28 hold an emergency meeting on the latest developments in Syria. The meeting comes in the wake of the death of 33 Turkish troops in Idlib.
The U.N. envoys of the United States, Britain and Germany on Feb. 19 called on the Syrian government to end its attacks on Turkey's observation posts in Idlib at a Security Council meeting in New York.