Turkey


Turkey Heads To Polls, Erdogan Suffers As His Party Loses Ankara

After months of heated campaigns dominated by Turkey’s economy, national security, and equal representation, millions of Turkish citizens cast their ballots in local elections on Sunday 31 March, 2019. The local election was a test for President Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), as it was not […]


China Rejects Turkey’s Uighur Criticism While Denying Poet’s Death

Chinese officials are under fire due to claims from Turkey saying Uighur poet, Abdurehim Heyit, was killed under their custody. Turkey has long criticized China for its treatment of the Uighurs living in Xinjiang, though the Chinese have been quick to dispute their criticisms. Last Sunday, a video was released […]


Princess Reema Appointed As Saudi Arabia’s First Female U.S Ambassador

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia appointed its first female Ambassador to the United States. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud’s designation was announced in a royal decree on Saturday, a move that seems to be attempting to heal the strained relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia which had since […]


State Of Emergency Announced In Sudan Amid Continuous Unrest

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir declared this week a state of national emergency following continuous unrest in the country. Popular protests in Sudan have attacked Bashir’s overextended 30-year rule which has seen countless conflicts and deaths, the most notable example involving Darfur. Another major factor behind the demonstrations has been the […]


Where Are They Going?

“The last thing I remember of Syria before we left, was when my mother was taking me from our place to our grandparents. The roads were full of dead people. {…} I left my kitten, my friend, my school. I miss my home a lot. I hope one day we’ll […]


Egypt’s Parliament Votes To Lift Term Limits For President

The Egyptian Parliament voted on Thursday to eliminate the constitutional term limit for president, thereby ensuring that Abdel Fatah el-Sisi will be able to remain in office as late as 2034. 485 of 596 lawmakers in the parliament supported this new amendment, illustrating the broad support el-Sisi enjoys in the […]