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President Erdogan Seizes Power to Declare State of War and Mobilization in Turkey

In a move that further entrenches Turkey’s post-2016 turn to authoritarianism, a new regulation signed by the Turkish President and published on Wednesday, May 22, has made Recep Tayyip Erdogan the man solely responsible for declaring a state of war and ordering national mobilization. According to the “Mobilization and State of War Regulation”, the President can unilaterally order a national mobilisation but still needs...

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German Military Officer Sentenced in Espionage Case

A German officer by the name of Thomas H. was convicted of espionage and violating official secrets after supplying military intelligence to the Russian Federation, and was sentenced to three and a half years...

Russia and Uzbekistan Sign Agreement to Build First Nuclear Power Plant

On May 27th, Russia committed $400 million to a $500 million joint fund with Uzbekistan to expand natural gas imports while also signing an accord to build a nuclear power plant. The move reflects...

Rubbish From Pikitup Strike Blocking Entrances to Johannesburg Voting Stations

A series of strikes conducted by casual workers of Johannesburg-based waste collection service 'Pikitup' has resulted in masses of trash piling up in the streets of the country's capital. Most peculiarly, the rubbish has...