Pro-LGBT student protestors continue to face opposition in Turkey

2 students arrested for involvement in a pro-LGBTQI+ artwork depicting rainbow flags alongside the Kaaba were released on probation from jail earlier this month. Shortly afterwards, Erdogan pulled Turkey out of the internationally recognised Istanbul Convention on the grounds that it “normalizes homosexuality”. More protests followed as a result, with 12 students being arrested last […]

The promised wildlife

Written by Carolina Covelli, volunteer at Callisto Wildlife & Nature Conservation Society Let there be color, let there be green, let there be smiles that last much longer. From the air that fills our lungs, to the water that hydrates every cell in our body, wildlife plays a crucial role in the way we live. […]

Catalan elections: Far-right enters the parliament and separatists gain support

The biggest fear over the past years regarding extremism in politics, has finally come alive in another part of Europe: the far-right has entered the Catalan Parliament with a bigger support than the polls were anticipating in these elections. In a moment where the world’s attention is completely focused on a planetary pandemic, with almost […]

Turkey university student protests intensify following Erdoğan decision

As student protests in Turkey enter their second month, Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University alumni and supporters in Istanbul continue to organize daily demonstrations to voice disagreement with the appointing of their newest rector. Due to recent changes in legislation, Erdogan has become the sole authority to appoint political affiliate Melih Bulu, who was part of AKP […]