Turkey no longer wants to dismantle the ex-aircraft carrier “Foch”

In which port will the former aircraft carrier be finally dismantled? Foch ? At the beginning of August, the old ship left Brazil, towed by a single tug across the Atlantic for what was to be its last voyage. Destination Aliağa Shipyard on the Aegean coast of Turkey, near the metropolis of Izmir. But, to … Read more

This week in history: September 12-18

25 years ago: Local elections along communal lines in Bosnia On September 14, 1997, municipal elections were held in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and declared a “success” by “international organizers.” It was the second election held following the implementation of the Dayton Accords, signed in 1995. Approximately 2.5 million people were registered to vote for the 136 municipal … Read more

In northern Syria, Erdogan’s worrying “turkization” project

In the middle of the vast ocher and rocky expanses of northeast Syria, near the town of Al-Bab, small immaculate buildings pierced with black side windows seem to have just risen from the ground. There, convoys of displaced Syrians from Turkey unload the new inhabitants of this residential complex built ex nihilo thanks to Turkish … Read more

In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Turkish bombardment provokes the ire of Baghdad

On the tarmac of Erbil airport, nine coffins draped in black. In silence, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Netchirvan Barzani, and the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Fouad Hussein, transport to a military cargo ship bound for Baghdad a small chest containing the body of a young girl from one year, Zahra. She is … Read more