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Turkey is stepping up where others fail to act

Publication date 17 October 2019 | 20:38 | ICT

Syria’s refugee flows, violence and instability have pushed us to the limit of our tolerance. Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, no country has felt the pain of the ensuing humanitarian crisis more severely than Turkey.



  • Discredited West ought to keep quiet on Kashmir

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:39 | ICT

    Recently, a few US senators, members of the UK Labour party and some political leaders from other Western nations have advised India to lift restrictions in Kashmir.

  • Lifeless forests?

    Publication date 15 October 2019 | 21:29 | ICT

    Until I interacted with some biodiversity experts in a workshop meeting last weekend, I didn’t know that we have largely been doing reforestation wrong in the Philippines.

  • Let girls realise their dreams

    Publication date 14 October 2019 | 20:56 | ICT

    All over the world, we are seeing more and more girls raising their voice for their rights.

  • People’s participation and foreign policy

    Publication date 13 October 2019 | 21:10 | ICT

    The prominent emergence of foreign policy issues in public discussion in Sri Lanka, against the backdrop of an upcoming presidential election in the country, needs to be seen as a highly positive development.

  • Fruits of ‘wisdom’

    Publication date 10 October 2019 | 21:06 | ICT

    It is telling that no one batted an eyelid when, in a tweet threatening to “obliterate” Turkey’s economy if it did anything “off limits”, the Commander-in-Chief of the US referred in passing to his own “great and unmatched wisdom”.

  • The forgotten role of ethnicity in Indonesian history

    Publication date 09 October 2019 | 21:24 | ICT

    Indonesians always have an uneasy relationship with their identities. Recently, racist insults aimed at a number of Papuan students ignited a series of protests in the Papua province.

  • The Asianised world has arrived

    Publication date 08 October 2019 | 20:27 | ICT

    In the 19th century, the world was Europeanised. In the 20th century, it was Americanised. Now it is being Asianised – and much faster than you may think.

  • Climate change: An unstoppable movement takes hold

    Publication date 07 October 2019 | 20:34 | ICT

    On the eve of last month’s UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilised by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us.” They are right.

  • Can Japan become the country of choice for foreign workers?

    Publication date 06 October 2019 | 21:25 | ICT

    In April, Japan made a significant policy shift on accepting foreign workers, including those who will perform simple labour. A decrease in the working-age population caused this change.

  • Khashoggi’s ghost

    Publication date 03 October 2019 | 19:36 | ICT

    A year ago on Wednesday, Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, never to re-emerge. The reports that have subsequently emerged about his final moments transcended all fears.