This Week in Turkey (231): Guest Dr. Doğuş Şimşek on the anti-refugee riots in the capital

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pocket
Share on email
Share on print

Tensions were high in the capital city of Ankara on Wednesday night as 18 year old Emirhan Yalçın was killed in a fight between Syrian refugees and Turkish locals the same day, later giving way to massive riots in the district. After 11 days of battling the flames, Turkey’s fortune finally turns as rainfall helps the firefighters and volunteers gain control of the blazes. Meanwhile in the Northern part of the country however, the provinces of Sinop, Kastamonu and Karabük are battling a completely different kind of natural disaster.  

The pouring rain that came over the province on Wednesday has caused floods and devastation throughout the area. Despite the risks , Turkey is still intent on taking over control of Kabul airport.  Earlier this year the US and Turkish government agreed to a deal, for Turkey to provide security for the capital city’s airport in exchange for military aid from the US all while the Taliban had warned Turkey against keeping troops in Afghanistan.  A vocal proponent of keeping interest rates low in order to incentivize more borrowing, the President has replaced the head of the Turkish central bank 7 times. The central bank and the President may again find themselves at odds. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca also announced that the schools would reopen as planned but inversely, many businesses and unions in the country are taking an opposite approach as COVID numbers continue to climb. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pocket
Share on email
Share on print

Medyascope internet sitesinde çerezlerden faydalanılmaktadır.

Sitemizi kullanarak, çerezleri kullanmamızı kabul edersiniz. Ayrıntılı bilgi için Gizlilik Politikası ve Çerez Politikası'nı inceleyebilirsiniz.

  • Medyascope
  • Medyascope Plus