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DAESH after Mosul

Along with territorial losses, numerous prominent military leaders of the terrorist organization were killed by US airstrikes or assassinations, while DAESH had to relinquish Dabiq, which was at the center of their messianic rhetoric, as Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels pushed for the city.

The Jameel Prize in Istanbul

Ruler 100 Years notes the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the secular Republic of Turkey and the monumental changes from Islamic to Gregorian calendar (1926) and from Arabic to Latin script (1928) in an understated audio-visual work consisting of another ominous wooden ruler.

And The Day Came

One major question regarding the failed coup attempt in Turkey on the night of July 15th, 2016 is: why did millions of people flood into the main streets and squares of Turkey to stop the coup when the rebel soldiers declared a curfew, and furthermore started shooting and even bombing the civilians? Was it just because President Erdoğan could reach out to the masses via his Facetime app and deliver his message of "Go to the streets and give them their answer"? Was it a spontaneous call and a spontaneous mass response? I believe and will argue that while the timing and brutality of the coup attempt was unexpected, the possibility of a coup itself was not.