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Turkey: Women’s Rights after the Arab Spring

The feature  starts at minute 06:43. In early 2013, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a call to arms, of sorts. Speaking at a conference on family and social policy in Ankara, he urged married couples to produce at least three children; saying Turkey’s economic stability depends on it. Or as he stated it:…

Syrian kids playing in refugee camp

Turkey: A Legal Limbo for more than 500,000 Syrians

In Turkey the refugee crisis has reached unprecedented proportions. Tens of thousands of Afghans have arrived in an effort to get to the European Union, as well as thousands more from Asia and Africa. And more recently, war ravaged Syria to its south has sent more than half a million refugees across the border. But…

Flash mob

If you can’t beat’em, flash mob’em!

You’ve probably seen videos of flash mobs: people going about their business, say in a train station, like this one in Antwerp a few years ago, when suddenly, the music starts. Then folks in the crowd start dancing in sync, and, eventually, they’re singing. It’s usually just for fun, sometimes for wedding proposals, or a poke at…