Turkey earthquake: How to prepare Istanbul

“We need a political, economic will, to convert Istanbul to an earthquake resilient city.”

The devastating earthquakes that killed over 50,000 in Turkey and Syria are causing residents of Turkey’s largest city Istanbul to question whether it’s prepared for a major earthquake

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Y-Saidnaya: Making the plight of Syria's political detainees visible on stage

Survivors of Syrian prisons take the stage in France to speak about their struggle in Y-Saidnaya, a play telling stories of resilience and pain of former political detainees, some of them held in the notorious Saidnaya prison.

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Haideh Moghissi on Iran’s political patriarchy, power structure

Here is what you need to know about Iran's political system and why Iranian youth want it gone.

Iranian sociologist Dr. Haideh Moghissi talks to Middle East Eye about the excessive powers in the hands of Iran's Supreme Leader and what makes the current anti-government protests different to the ones in 1979.

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Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki talks to MEE about Tunisia’s political crisis

‘I think he's no longer acceptable and supported by anybody, I think even his good friends like the Emirate regime, the Saudi regime, the Egyptian regime, they do know that this guy is extremely weak.’

Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki says that the current president, Kais Saied, has lost his legitimacy and is no longer supported by anybody.


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'I changed Tunisia's history. I regret it all now' – video

Five years ago, in a desperate act of protest against the oppression he faced in Tunisia, fruit seller Mohammed Bouazizi killed himself by setting himself on fire. His death prompted protests in his home town of Sidi Bouzid. Hosni Kalaya tells how he set himself on fire to further fuel the anger, triggering a revolution in Tunisia and the Arab Spring in the wider region
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Tunisia terror attack: 30 of 38 people killed are British, UK says

Thirty of the people killed in the Tunisia beach massacre last week are UK citizens, authorities said Thursday, marking the worst terror attacks against Britons in a decade.

“All 30 British victims have been positively identified. We can say with a high degree of confidence that that is now the final death toll of British nationals killed in this incident,” UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.

Britain has been sending the bodies home over several days

“We’re repatriating the bodies of an

Tunisia drug use grows

Tunis, Tunisia – Samir Ben Fatoum was 15 years old when he started using drugs. Studying in France, he was living a dream held by many Tunisians. But soon, he said, things fell apart.

“The neighbourhood where I lived in France was full of drug dealers and users. I was living in my aunt’s house, I was young with no parental supervision and I was curious to try it,” he told Al Jazeera. He spent 20 years as an addict, first to heroin and then to a subtler and more readily available drug.

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In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears

Hard-earned press freedom in Tunisia is under threat as journalists are squeezed between violent extremists and security services sensitive to criticism in the wake of deadly terror attacks. While Islamist militants threaten the media, the government introduces restrictive legislation and security forces legally harass and even assault journalists. In this climate, which is further restricted by regulatory disputes, some news outlets resort to self-censorship. A CPJ special report by Safa Ben Sa