Hungary’s Opposition to Migrants

At a recent European Union (EU) summit meeting, Hungary was opposed to accepting the EU’s proposals on migration to handle the influx of migrants. Hungary’s hostility towards the EU proposals regarding migrants is not new, tracing back more than a…

Turkey’s Crossroads

An attempted coup occurred on July 15, 2016 in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. Segments of the Turkish army declared martial law during the early evening of July 15 and announced they had taken control of the government. The rogue faction of…

Human Rights Situation in Turkey

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the human rights situation in Turkey dramatically worsened in 2015 following the breakdown of the Kurdish peace process, a sharp escalation of violence in the southeast, and a crackdown on media and political opponents…

ICC Investigates Possible War Crimes in Georgia

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorized an investigation into possible war crimes perpetrated during the 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russia. This will be the ICC’s first investigation outside of the African continent. The ICC approved the prosecutor’s request…

Educating Syrian Refugees in Turkey

As of November 2015, two-thirds of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are receiving no formal education, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Although Turkey has been generous in its efforts to accommodate refugees during this crisis, Turkey has struggled to ensure…