November 11, 2021

Climate change: Iran says lift sanctions and we’ll ratify Paris agreement

Iran will ratify the landmark Paris agreement on climate change only if sanctions against it are lifted, a senior leader has told the BBC […]
November 11, 2021

US-China deal on emissions welcomed by global figures and climate experts

UN and EU say the agreement could help pave the way to wider breakthrough, though concerns remain over ‘patchy details […]
November 9, 2021

COP26: Five takeaways as Obama arrives in Glasgow and ministers join negotiations

After a quiet weekend inside the Scottish Events Campus (not so quiet outside) a whole new wave of visitors has arrived at COP26 -including Barack Obama […]
November 8, 2021

Poland says Belarus ‘fully’ controls migrants after attempted breach

Poland has closed its border with Belarus after a group of migrants tried to forcibly enter. Warsaw has accused Minsk of preparing a “provocation,” with Germany urging the EU to “take action.” […]
November 4, 2021

On November 4, 2021, Gaziantep University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Assoc. Dr. Yunus Emre Tansu gave an online seminar on “Struggles for Independence in Central Asia”

Dr. Yunus Emre Tansü started his presentation by reminding that Central Asia is called Turkestan. He stated that they named the lands inhabited by the Turks living in the east of the Persians country, Turkestan. Tansu mentioned that Russian scientists used the concept of Central Asia in the 19th century. […]
October 28, 2021

On October 28, 2021, Kanat Makhanov, research fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute, conducted a seminar on The Kazakh Diaspora: Patterns of Post-Soviet Urbanization: Case of Kazakhstan

Kanat Makhanov notes that urban population in Kazakhstan has seen very deep transformations after the collapse of the USSR. Besides normal rural to urban migration, the Post-Soviet states have seen a very rapid urban to urban migration flows from small cities and towns towards large cities. As a result, the […]
October 27, 2021

Investors on board as U.S. oil majors dismiss wind and solar projects

Top U.S. oil firms are doubling down on drilling, deepening a divide with European rivals on the outlook for renewables, and winning support from big investors who do not expect the stateside companies to invest in wind and solar […]
October 26, 2021

China Warns U.S. Support for Taiwan Poses ‘Huge Risks’ to Ties

China condemned the U.S.’s latest overture toward Taiwan, warning that ties between the two countries faced “huge risks” just weeks after Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreed to hold a video summit […]
October 22, 2021

How Russia Is Cashing In on Climate Change

Global warming may pose grave dangers around the world, but as one tiny Russian town on the Arctic Ocean shows, it can also be a ticket to prosperity […]  
October 21, 2021

On October 21, 2021, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fırat Yaldız from Social Sciences Institute of the Kastamonu University conducted an online seminar titled “Is There ‘The’ Turkish Diaspora”.

Dr. Fırat Yaldız started his presentation by defining the term “diaspora”. He mentioned that although term “diaspora” used to have a negative connotation and were associated with reports of crimes, ghettoization, genocide, etc., at present it began to gain a neutral meaning, especially with the increase in global migration. He […]