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  • A Very Sad Day for Europe: UK Opt to Leave European Union

    The Brexit Referendum results – 51.9% for Leave and 48.1% to Remain – confirm the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union. Today’s results will have serious ramifications as the country enters a phase of protracted uncertainty. The initial economic reaction is already grim, with markets deeply nervous about the future of the

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  • President of CESRAN International to Receive Top Peace Award in Washington

    The President of CESRAN International, Professor Alp Ozerdem is to be honoured with one of Nigeria’s foremost peace awards at a ceremony in Washington. Alpaslan Özerdem will receive the International Peace Medal of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) in recognition of his lifetime achievements and outstanding leadership in the field of peacebuilding. Professor Özerdem has

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  • Turkey Urgently Needs to Integrate Its Syrian Refugees

    ­ Since 2011, more than 3.2m Syrians are known to have taken refuge in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and a number of other countries. The real scale of the crisis is likely to be much greater, as not all refugees are registered with UNHCR. In Lebanon, for example, the official figure is 1.1m, but according to

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  • Turkey stuck at a crossroads as Islamic State terrorises Kobanê

    Kobanê, a small Kurdish town on the Syrian-Turkish border, has now become the ultimate test of Turkey’s ambivalence on how to engage the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the rapidly worsening situation in Syria and Iraq. The town is under siege from IS and fighters from the Kurdish PYD (Democratic Union Party) are desperately holding

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