Ongoing protests have now entered their sixth week, as Iraqis continue to demonstrate against the government, lack of jobs and services, and corruption.
The Justice and Development Party’s, or AKP, has lost the municipal elections of March 2019 in major Turkish cities such as Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir. In fact, the oppositions’ unity has made President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s traditional strategy of ‘divide and conquer’ harder to pull off. It certainly paved the way for a clear victor of Republican People’s Party, or CHP, candidate Ekrem Imamoğlu who overturned years of AKP governance in Istanbul, the biggest Turkish city where 15 million people reside.
BIC in Colombia DAY 1
As part of its efforts to expand its research reach into other equally challenging contexts, the BIC is participating in 5 days missions in Bogota, Colombia, following an invitation from UN Women Colombia. This marks the first time the BIC is present at the Latin American context, exploring the many current challenges the continent faces.