When Arabs arrived in Central and South America, they had nothing but the clothes they wore. They were called “Turcos” as they carried Ottoman passports.
If there’s a better understanding of the awful lives that refugees left behind, then there’d be more sympathy.
The ultimate thing about why I was taken into custody was primarily because of the role of British intelligence that offered false and fake information to the Americans, suggesting that I was a member of al-Qaeda, which I was not.
Today, sixty years on, individuals with Turkish roots form one of the largest minority groups in EU countries. Politics Today interviewed six motivated, educated young adults from five different countries who all share a migrant background.
“I was Fired from the University of Bristol Despite Being Cleared of Anti-Semitism” – An Interview with David Miller
No complaint was ever made to the University by a student of Professor Miller’s. A Queens Counsel (QC) cleared him of accusations of anti-Semitism, however, the university still decided to fire him because it was claimed that his comments ‘annoyed’ or ‘upset’ a small number…
Bamenga was selected by the Dutch border police for a passport check as according to the officials his appearance matched the risk profile of a “Nigerian money smuggler.” Latife Özdemir of Politics Today interviewed Bamenga – you can read the full interview here.
Long story short, we fought them with our fists. The jailers called for help from the police, but we managed to escape the prison and enter an orchard about 200 meters from the prison. When we got out, they were shooting at us.
Eighteen years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi Shiites are divided on the relationship between political power, ethnicity, and religious legitimation.
We Cannot Use Victimhood to Justify Victimizing Others: An Interview with Alice Rothchild on Facing the Israeli Racism in Palestine
The idea that as a victim, I can do anything to survive, even if that means victimizing others, is morally and politically problematic. Until the Jewish community overcomes this particular way of dealing with the traumas of the Holocaust, we will never get out of…
To End the Civil War in Yemen, the Local Dimension is the Key: An Interview with Maysaa Shuja al-Deen
The people of Yemen cannot attain peace without the political will of the STC, the Houthis, or whoever is there. Enhancing the local governance is a must because the local actors are more in touch with the real situation there.
Today, we have children carrying guns because they think that the war is a solution. We need to reverse this psychology and convince people to think that we can make peace.
Peace is the objective, but false peace only postpones conflict and often makes the subsequent conflict much worse.
What is the future of Afghan peace talks? Will Afghans finally see peace in the war-torn country after two decades of war?
Today, there are conflicting societal undercurrents in the US such as the increasing activism of black movements and the growing radicalism of white-supremacists. Will this end up with a civil war?
The Last Remaining Arms Control Treaty between the US and Russia Expires Soon: An Interview with Rebecca Davis Gibbons on the New START
New START Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty is expiring on February 5, 2021. Nihan Duran interviewed Rebecca Davis Gibbons on the meaning and significance of the New START Treaty between the U.S. and Russia.
Living as Muslim in New Zealand after the Christchurch Mosque Attacks: An Interview with Anjum Rahman
All the concerns are still there. There are people, going down the path of hate. The systemic and institutional discrimination is still there. But for me, this is my country, my home. I do not belong anywhere else.
First thing we should do is to stop talking all the time about Islam. Because when we talk about Islam, we are just reflecting our own complexes.
“Trumpism was an aberrational swing of the political pendulum to the extreme right”: Interview with Poka Laenui
Trump’s ilk will not completely disappear from the US, but they have always been there under other names such as racist, Islamophobic, fascist, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), Proud Boys, and so on.
Palestinians have nothing to lose because living under occupation, oppression, tyranny, and losing their dignity is not a life. As long as they refuse to give up their fight for their cause, victory will be their ultimate destiny.
Turkey became a very influential actor in the Middle East and Eurasia. But this Turkey was not the master of its own sky. That is why starting from neighbors who can intrude, up to unmanned aerial vehicles, Turkey needs to protect its sovereignty in the…
Slowing economic growth, cuts on living wages and narrowing opportunities for social mobility have led to a phenomenon of middle class discontent. This has manifested in a number of protest movements of which Brexit, the Yellow Vests movement in France, and Occupy Wall Street are…