The recent news about the involvement of Iranian diplomats in the murder of an Iranian dissident in Turkey sparked a flare of international interest from within the all-encompassing coronavirus pandemic coverage, largely thanks to unflattering comparisons with coverage of the Jamal Khashoggi murder in 2018.
The epidemic that started in 2020 as the Corona Virus Disease (CoViD-19) in China has spread to Europe and other continents and has also affected our country significantly.
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced that his ministry has gone into the “Emergency” management mode, which requires a 24/7 state of alarm.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is at odds with just about everybody. He is on opposite sides with Russia in Syria as well as Libya and is trying the patience of his US and European allies.
Energy is one of a nation’s most vital prerequisites for its economic and social development. A country that lacks adequate energy resources, or the technology and the equipment to transform its resources into energy in a timely manner, inevitably lacks economic and national security.
Parenting in the coronavirus era is stressful and emotional; handling the virus threat brings a unique and significant amount of domestic and emotional labor to our lives for me and many others.
The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated the strengths and weaknesses of many global systems but has fundamentally challenged individual states.
As the coronavirus spreads, so does its likely political fallout. For authoritarians and autocrats, this is likely to be a mixed bag.