AFRICAN OLIGARCHS

AFRICAN OLIGARCHS

When it comes to oligarchy or oligarchs, everyone thinks of Russia and the countries that made up the former Soviet Union. This kind of power structure does not only concern this part of the world. Indeed, many wealthy people come from African continent. According to some people the next great oligarchs will be African. The…

International relations surrounding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

International relations surrounding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh is a country not recognised by the international community. It has been in conflict with Azerbaijan since the end of the Soviet era. Relations between the players in this conflict are complex and sometimes inconsistent. Turkey, Russia and Iran contribute to the complexity of the situation: Turkey supports Azerbaijan, which…

Turkish Dizi: a success story for Türkiye and its international position
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Turkish Dizi: a success story for Türkiye and its international position

Türkiye : a major exporter of TV series According to a survey by Eurodata, Türkiye is the world’s second-best exporter of tv series after the United States and before South Korea. Its series or « Dizi » are aired in at least 150 countries, first in Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, then extensively in Latin…

Türkiye: the stowaway in the economic sanctions against Russia

Türkiye: the stowaway in the economic sanctions against Russia

Türkiye: the stowaway in the economic sanctions against Russia In a conflict, the first actions taken by belligerents are first and foremost economic in nature. The aim is to weaken the opponent before a potential military engagement or better, to avoid it. The efficiency of these complex actions depends on the coherence of the countries…

Eurovision: Time for Türkiye to be back on the game?
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Eurovision: Time for Türkiye to be back on the game?

Last week on Saturday night, took place the Eurovision song contest. Loreen from Sweden has won for the second time. It was also the 10th year since TRT announced Türkiye would no longer participate. And yet, Turkish public used to love this contest and its flamboyant show. So why did Türkiye left the contest, and…

Earthquake in Turkey: Between fatality and real estate speculation.

Earthquake in Turkey: Between fatality and real estate speculation.

Everyone remembers the earthquake in August 1999, near Istanbul, which caused 17000 deaths. A decade later, the earth shook again further south, killing over 40,000 people in Turkey and Syria. The seismic risk in the region is very high because the boundaries of the Anatolian plate are approximately the same as Turkey’s. The fault in…

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The state of democracy

Early January, thousands of Israelis took to the street to protest plans by its new far-right government. Observers fear the plan will lower the country’s democratic system of checks and balances and deteriorate the democratic institutions.Global opinion surveys show that the public faith in the value of democracy has been declining. Yet authoritarian countries have…