Turkey is off the radar for most Americans but should not be. Bordering Syria, Iraq and Iran, it is right in the midst of unrest in the Middle East. ISIS oil and Jihadis come through its borders–the oil transported to Malta by the Turkish President’s son. The country has renewed its attacks on Kurds, who […]
Photojournalist (and Wisconsin’s own) Jenna Pope helps us try to make sense of the chaos in Turkey.
This week your host Sabi Atteyih reports on the suspension of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef‘s TV show. Youssef, who is also a cardiac surgeon, presents in the vein of comedian and show host Jon Stewart. Viewers were outraged when he mocked a pro-military group. Other Arab-American news includes a Dearborn, Michigan ceremony honoring entrepreneurs, Egypt’s closing […]
This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani’s theme of love for country and reports on Syrian issues, UN Security Council actions, international law violations, and the Americans For Democracy in Egypt demonstrations in Michigan. Also, news from Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, and the Syrian village of Ma’loula. With music from Iraqi American oud […]
On Thursday August 22nd, host Allen Ruff discussed recent mass protests and demonstrations in Turkey with UW grad student and Turkish national, Taylan Acar who just returned from Istanbul where he witnessed these events over the last months.
Turkey jails more journalists than any other country in the world – yet still it draws them. On Monday August 5th, Jenna Pope and Barbara Wright joined our host John Quinlan on A Public Affair to discuss contemporary and historical Turkey, its recent volatile political history, and its status as a place of progress.