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Mon, May 18, 2020

“Our Humanity Brings Us Together”: A Syrian woman entrepreneur in Gaziantep launches an intercommunal campaign to support families economically touched by COVID-19

Lobna Helli formed a ten-person team consisting mostly of women and started a movement called "Our humanity brings us together." They facilitate connections between Syrian and Turkish families who either want to offer financial support or need financial help. With the funds they collect, they buy grocery cards worth one hundred Turkish lira and distribute them to those in need. They have reached more than one hundred families, so far.

TURKEYSource by Pınar Dost

Entrepreneurship Migration

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Idlib presents Europe with another migration test

"The case should be made for a partial reengagement of Europe towards Turkey," Ambassador Michel Duclos says. "A coalition of willing should help Turkey—especially in the field of counterterrorism—to assure an effective implementation of the Moscow agreement as the only way to avoid the above scenario of a reconquest of the region by Assad."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict European Union

Pınar Dost is currently the Istanbul-based Deputy Director of Atlantic Council in Turkey. She earned a PhD in 2010 and an MA in 2003 in the History of International Relations at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Her dissertation is entitled “The Origins of the American Preponderance in Turkey from 1939 to 1947.” Her research interests are mainly focused in the fields of modern Turkish diplomatic history, US-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign policy, Turkey’s energy policy, and Holocaust education. She attended the International Educator Institute on Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in September 2013 and the Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust and Genocide Education in June 2014. She taught on the history of the Second World War at Galatasaray University (Istanbul) and on the history of political thought at Marmara University (Istanbul). She has been one of the educators of Holocaust teacher training programs organized by the Anne Frank House, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Association for Social Change (Istanbul) in different Turkish cities. She is the author of Le bon dictateur. L’image de Mustafa Kemal Atatürk en France (1939-1938) (Libra, 2014).