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How AEGEE is helping at the Turkey mining tragedy and the Balkan floods.

In the past days, two different tragedies have shaken our continent with too little impact on the news in many of the EU countries, which are focused into their national problems, the European Parliament elections, and in some superficial events such as the end of the football championships. In Turkey, 300 people died trapped in a mine in Soma, in the worst accident in a mine in the region in the last decades. The mourning for the victims has been mixed with outrage for the feeling that this accident could have been prevented. (1) In the Balkan peninsula, [...]

How AEGEE is helping at the Turkey mining tragedy and the Balkan floods.2014-05-20T18:28:03+02:00

Deportation of a French student in Turkey as a consequence of the #Gezi protests

Turkey is not in the news anymore. The focus of the media shifted to more pressing events in other parts of the world, like Brazil (first because of the massive protests there, later because of a football championship). Even the new massive protests in Egypt are not on the first page of the newspapers anymore; after one month of people in the street, tear gas and messages against their government, attention is focused now in where in the world is hidden Mr. Snowden. However, in Turkey normality has not come back. There are still groups of citizens which non-violent protest [...]

Deportation of a French student in Turkey as a consequence of the #Gezi protests2013-07-03T16:53:38+02:00
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