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Turkey’s wall on Syrian border divides Kurds
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Turkey’s wall on Syrian border divides Kurds | babelmed | mediterranean cultureTurkey started building a wall that separates the Kurdish town Nusaybin from its Syrian twin Qamishli, infuriating Kurds.

 
Let's talk about sex in Egypt
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Let's talk about sex in Egypt | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA viral video starring several young Egyptians has been making the rounds recently on social media sites, sparking heated discussions about sexual harassment of women in the streets and on public transport.

 
Gender segregation debate in Turkey
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Gender segregation debate in Turkey | babelmed | mediterranean cultureTurkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan’s latest attempt in imposing his conservative values on the society is to prevent male and female students from living together.

 
Islamic Art and Culture exhibit in Seville, Spain explores “light”
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Islamic Art and Culture exhibit in Seville, Spain explores “light” | babelmed | mediterranean culture“Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World” Unites 150 Rarely Seen Objects from Around the World. The exhibition will be on view from October 25 to February, 9.

 
The dark side of migration in Qatar
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The dark side of migration in Qatar | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAs construction is set to begin on the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums in Qatar, a new report by Amnesty International,The Dark Side of Migration: Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup, reveals widespread and routine abuse of migrant workers - in some cases amounting to forced labour.

 
“Gezi Park brought down the walls between the Kurds and nationalist Turks”
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“Gezi Park brought down the walls between the Kurds and nationalist Turks” | babelmed | mediterranean cultureInterview with Kadri Gürsel, columnist for Turkish daily “Milliyet” and “Al Monitor” website, and the chairman of the Turkish National Committee of the International Press Institute.

 
A madrasa of theatre
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A madrasa of theatre  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn a little village by the Aegean shores of Turkey is born a unique example of communal cultural institute. Created by public funding, the Theatre Madrasa offers the artists the opportunity to come together, make research and practice in an “out of this world” setting.

 
The Nazi threat in Greece: Golden Dawn
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The Nazi threat in Greece: Golden Dawn | babelmed | mediterranean cultureGreek racist party Golden Dawn, threatens not just the opponents or immigrants but also the democratic values of Europe.

 
New blades to stop migrants in Melilla
Federica Araco   

New blades to stop migrants in Melilla | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRajoy government has decided to restore las cuchillas, the blades, on six of the nine-kilometer border that separates Melilla, a Spanish enclave since 1497, from the Moroccan hinterland.

 
Ferzan Özpetek’s Istanbul
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Ferzan Özpetek’s Istanbul | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRome-based Turkish filmmaker Ferzan Özpetek's debut novel, “Rosso ?stanbul, hit the bookstores in Italy.

 
In Spain, a tiny group of Sufi Muslims thrives
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In Spain, a tiny group of Sufi Muslims thrives | babelmed | mediterranean cultureSpanish photographer Jose Antonio De Lamadrid, has documented 70 religious minorities including Coptic Christians in Egypt, Jews in Turkey and the Sufi in Spain.

 
The walls of the Gezi Park
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The walls of the Gezi Park | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe spirit of the Gezi Park protests still reverberates from the walls, which were adorned with creative graffiti and slogans.

 
Separate worlds brought together through arts
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Separate worlds brought together through arts | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFirst phase of the “WALLS-Separate Worlds” project took place in ?irince, Turkey, Theatre actors from Turkey, Cyprus and Italy came together in the artistic residency workshop and put ino practise “the importance of knowing each other”.

 

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