Turkey

Tensions between France and Turkey make it harder for Turks to enter the European Union
Europe, France, International Organizations, Middle East, Turkey, European Union

Tensions between France and Turkey make it harder for Turks to enter the European Union

Presidentes Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey) and Emmanuel Macron (France) In March 2021, the current president of France, Emmanuel Macron, warned against Turkish interference in the French elections of 2022 during an interview for France television channel 5. In the interview, claimed that Turkey disseminated the state's lie policies through the media. In 2018, Macron had already closed the doors of the European Union to the entry of Turkey for the next few years, a process that started some time ago 57 years, and proposed, as an alternative, a partnership. The Turkish Head of State, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lamented the posture of the Europeans in blocking the entry of their country into the bloc, holding that there is no other country in the same position as Turkey, of suffering retaliation for possible interference, on...
Istanbul Convention: what does leaving Turkey mean?
Middle East, Turkey

Istanbul Convention: what does leaving Turkey mean?

In 2020 there was an increase in discussions about the possible withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention, which only occurred at the beginning of 2021. This human rights agreement was made by the European Council in 2011 to combat and prevent violence against women and domestic violence based on government measures based on prevention, protection, criminal procedure and policy alignment between signatories. The decision revolted the country's women, once, according to the Turkish feminist group “We will end femicide”, only in march, 47 women were killed in turkey. The current president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, signed the treaty in 2011 while he was prime minister of the country, Yet, on March 20, 2021, Erdoğan anunciou a saída da Turquia da Conv...
Greece vs Turkey
Cyprus, Europe, Greece, Middle East, Turkey

Greece vs Turkey

Autora Maria Thereza Gordinho O Chipre é dominado pela disputa étnica entre os turcos e gregos que residem na ilha. After a period of conflict, the European Union created the “green line” between the two countries, a “barrier” between the two countries, separating the south, Greek Cypriot, member of the European Union, and internationally recognized, From north, Turkish Cypriot. However,, the issue that causes conflict between the two countries today, is the dispute over natural gas. Turkey wants maritime borders to be revised. Therefore, this issue crossed the borders of the island, involving, currently, world powers and international organizations. In 1974, Turkey invaded the northern Cypriot and, hoje em dia essa região é reconhecida internacionalmente como República Turca do Chipr...
Sufis and the path to paradise
Asia, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey

Sufis and the path to paradise

"One day, the sun admitted:I'm just a shadow,I wish I could show you the infinite incandescence that launched my brilliant image. I wish I could show you, when you feel alone or in the dark,the surprising light of your own being."                                Khwaja Samsu d-Din Muhammad Hafez (1310 / 1337) I'm giving a course on Asian religions at ESPM - now “virtually” -, coincidentally at this time when a wicked virus is stealing from relatives and friends and confronting us, randomly, with the essential question for most of us, which is the inevitability of Death. In this tense climate - and imponderable -, I thought I could (should...) share with friends some ...
A saga – or puzzles – from Syria…
U.S, Will, Middle East, Russia, Syria, Turkey

A saga – or puzzles – from Syria…

Donald Trump decidiu, in your "great and unmatched wisdom" (sic), order the withdrawal of American troops from northern Syria and end what he called "an endless war". This gave the ally "Democratic Forces of Syria" (FDS), Kurdish militia that controls part of the border between Syria and Turkey and holds thousands of ISIS members in captivity together with their families, to your own luck. Let us remember that the USA and the SDS have been partners in the fight against the extremist group that today is almost defeated. D.T's decision. triggered, internally, a series of reactions from the US parliament. His confrontation with the members of the Democratic Party reached great force when in a "briefing" for the members of the House of Representatives,...