Daily Archives: August 8, 2018

Turkey | New drama: Turkey’s state theatre freedoms curbed under presidential system

by Ece Goksedef

For nearly 70 years, Turkey’s state-funded theatre has trained the country’s most famous actors and actresses and brought affordable plays, dancing and opera to the public.

In the past, when politicians tried to interfere in Turkish State Theatres’ productions – to complain about a scene or call for certain writers to be avoided – the organisation has been free to push back and was legally protected from any enforcement.

A Bosnian signs off weapons he says are going to Saudi Arabia – but how did his signature turn up in Aleppo?

Exclusive: The documents, some lying amid smashed guns and shrapnel, provided the most intriguing paper trail yet discovered of just who is producing the weapons that have armed the Assad regime’s most ferocious Islamist opponents

Ukraine | Ukrainian pro-Soviet activist was found hanged

On August 4 the former head of the organization of scouts “Galytska Rus” Kirill Arbatov was found hanged in the Transcarpathian region of the Western Ukraine. The body of Arbatov was found by his neighbor. At the moment, the police opened a criminal case for suicide. However, investigators do not exclude that Arbatov could be killed.