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The tragedy of agricultural child labourers in Turkey


Kom Podcast – Ragip Duran: Media ‘freedom’ in Turkey?

Kom Pocast talks to well-known journalist and media critic Ragip Duran on the situation of the media in Turkey, its role in the upcoming...

Kemal Kurkut survived Isis suicide bombs but was killed by Turkish police

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw0ral86Y3M&feature=youtu.be23-year-old Kemal Kurkut, a fine arts student, was shot and killed by police on 21 March 2017 ahead of Kurdish Newroz (New Year) celebration...

Kom Podcast – Topic of the Week: Erdogan vs the West (or the Rest?)

Past weeks have seen increased tensions between Europe and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey. Why is Erdogan so angry?This podcast was recorded on Sunday...

In photos: Hundreds of thousands celebrate Kurdish new year

Hundreds of thousands of people participated in Newroz celebrations organised by the opposition Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP) across Turkey and the Kurdish regions.Newroz is celebrated...

In photos: Manbij celebrates Kurdish New Year Newroz

The Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen, Armenian and Chechen people of Manbij are celebrating Newroz in the town that was liberated from Islamic State (IS) only...

EU-Turkey diplomatic crisis


UN mediator de Mistura sees direct Syria talks soon

Syria's government and opposition negotiators could soon hold face-to-face talks for the first time, UN mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday, the penultimate...

Qatar unlikely to curb funding of terror groups despite pledge to US – ex-UN...

The US-Qatar agreement to curb terrorist funding is unlikely to work because both Doha will not abandon its commitment to support Islamic fundamentalism around...

SDF warns of Turkey clash in northwestern Syria

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sees a "big possibility of open, fierce confrontation" with Turkish forces in an area of northwestern Syria where...

Islamic State turned on dissenters as Raqqa assault neared

Islamic State's leaders used spies to root out suspected enemies in their ranks in the countdown to this month's US-led attack on their de-facto...

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