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About a Boy

  What is it about that little boy that has captured our hearts and crushed our souls like this? He is not the first little victim of war I’ve seen. He’s not even the first drowned child I’ve seen in the last week so why do these tears still fall? Is it because his neat …

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Playing Politics in Turkey

Image source: An Academic Abroad https://theacademicabroad.wordpress.com With general elections approaching in Turkey, the political atmosphere in the country is hotter than ever. In the last elections, ruling party AKP (Justice and Development Party) lost majority seats and the pro-Kurdish party HDP (People’s Democratic Party) gained 80 seats. As a result this caused the ruling party …

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Remembering Simele

  Yesterday was the 7th of August – Martyr’s Day or Simele as it is known to Assyrians, Syriacs and Chaldeans. A day where we remember all of the Assyrians, Syriacs and Chaldeans who were massacred, raped, pillaged and kidnapped because of their ethnicity. The Simele Massacre, which lends its name to this day, in particular …

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When History Repeats

  For months now, we have not received any real updates in relation to the 220+ Assyrian hostages of Khabour. The sad reality is that they are hidden somewhere dark waiting to be saved. Who will save them? These innocent souls are caught in another tragic situation and have become collateral damage. We are watching …

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