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Monday, February 19, 2024

Women in Turkey's local elections: Projects seek to increase political participation of women in Turkey | Qantara.de

Women in Turkey's local elections · 19.02.2024 Believe in the power of women! English Political education aimed specifically at women: a joint initiative organised by Turkish NGO KA.DER, UN Women Turkey and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency is on a mission to increase female representation in Turkish politics (image: Ayse Karabat) As Turkey heads towards local elections in March, Qantara.de contributor Ayse Karabat has been helping train female hopefuls seeking to race in these and future elections in a country where women's representation in politics remains staggeringly low. A special report More:Women in Turkey's local elections: Projects seek to increase political participation of women in Turkey | Qantara.de

How Turkey Moved East: Erdogan and the Rise of an Anatolian Foreign Policy

How Turkey Moved East Erdogan and the Rise of an Anatolian Foreign Policy By Soner Cagaptay February 19, 2024 In late January, the Turkish parliament ratified Sweden’s accession to NATO, bringing an end to nearly two years of stonewalling by the Turkish government. Ankara had held up Stockholm’s entry into the alliance ostensibly because Sweden has allowed members and fundraisers of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, an internationally designated terrorist group that has fought with the Turkish state for decades, to operate on its soil. But Turkish opposition to Swedish membership melted away once Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured what he really wanted: 40 F-16 fighter jets from the United States, equipment upgrades to Turkey’s existing fleet of aircraft, and a potential opportunity to meet U.S. President Joe Biden. More:How Turkey Moved East: Erdogan and the Rise of an Anatolian Foreign Policy

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

A look at events surrounding the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria a year ago | World | smdailyjournal.com

A look at events surrounding the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria a year ago A year after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria, a massive rebuilding effort is still trudging along More:A look at events surrounding the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria a year ago | World | smdailyjournal.com

Vanished kids and rampant corruption: Horrors behind Turkey’s earthquake linger – POLITICO

Vanished kids and rampant corruption: Horrors behind Turkey’s earthquake linger Hundreds of kids are still missing, as families say their children were rescued from the rubble and checked into nearby hospitals but have vanished since. More:Vanished kids and rampant corruption: Horrors behind Turkey’s earthquake linger – POLITICO

Turkey earthquake: How a grieving mother uncovered the truth behind her son's death

Turkey earthquake: How a grieving mother uncovered the truth behind her son's death By Esra Yalçınalp in Istanbul and Osman Kaytazoglu in London Nurgül Göksu says she used to be a "normal" housewife before the quake struck On 6 February 2023, a huge earthquake hit southern Turkey, killing more than 55,000 people. It has now become clear that scores of lives could have been saved if building regulations had been observed. One mother has made it her mission to find out what caused the building where her loved ones lived to collapse. More:Turkey earthquake: How a grieving mother uncovered the truth behind her son's death