Satterfield sworn in as new ambassador to Turkey

David Satterfield has officially been sworn in as ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, according to a tweet by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Delighted to swear in Ambassador David Satterfield as our top diplomat to #Turkey today. Ambassador Satterfield brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job, and[Read More…]

Boochani wins Australian biography prize

Book by Manus Island refugee details harrowing journey from his native Iran to his detention at Manus Island. Kurdish-Iranian writer and refugee Behrouz Boochani, who has been held in Australian migration detention on Manus Island since 2013, has won Australia’s National Biography Award for his memoir – No Friend But[Read More…]

AI invites activists to urge Turkish authorities to investigate missing men’s whereabouts

Amnesty International on Tuesday issued an urgent action document calling on human rights activists and concerned people to write letters urging Turkish authorities to investigate and explain the whereabouts of Gökhan Türkmen and Mustafa Yılmaz, who have been missing since February and were suspected to have been abducted by Turkish intelligence. “The[Read More…]

Nationalist groups attack Syrian protest in İstanbul: report

Nationalist groups attacked a demonstration held on Saturday by Syrian immigrants living in İstanbul who were protesting an order issued by the governor’s office, Turkish media reported. In a statement on Monday the governor’s office said there are 1,069,860 foreigners registered in İstanbul, 547,479 of whom are Syrians who have[Read More…]